Following a close fought battle throughout the 12 lap encounter with last year’s triple winner Richard Cooper, Tyco BMW’s Christian Iddon clinched the Sunflower Trophy on his second attempt. His last time at the County Down circuit he had to settle for second place behind Glenn Irwin.
After winning Friday’s race in horrendous conditions, Iddon didn’t have it all his own way today. In the Superbike opener it was the newly-crowned National Superstock 1000 king Cooper who came out on top after Iddon slid off unhurt.
In the feature Sunflower Race, the BSB pair fought a close battle throughout the 12-lap encounter. Iddon held the lead for the majority of the race but in the closing stages Cooper made it to the front, a lead he held to the final lap when Iddon made a move as they caught up with some backmarkers and retook the lead and the chequered flag 0.3 seconds ahead of Cooper.
David Allingham also on a Buildbase Suzuki took the final podium place, closely followed by the first of the local riders Jason Lynn who put in an impressive performance in his debut Superbike outing on his ex-Burrows Racing Suzuki.
Another BSB regular Richard Kerr won both of the Supersport races, he was first to the flag in the opening race ahead of Ross Patterson and Alastair Seeley,. Young gun Eunan McGlinchey clinched the runner-up spot in the second outing followed Ross Patterson.
McGlinchey did however have a victories in the Supertwin races beating veteran racer Jeremy McWilliams in both encounters with youngster Cameron Dawson taking two impressive third places.