Noel Johnston – Keep ‘er Lit – 15.07.14
Dean Harrison certainly set the Castletown circuit alight with his four-timer at the Southern 100, pushing Guy Martin all the way in the main feature race as well.
The new kid on the block is coming of age. I have always enjoyed The Southern 100 and think it is one of the best meetings of the year, run with precision and a friendly approach.
It was good to see Guy defend his title successfully and he will have to be in top form for if he wants to retain his man of the meeting award at Dundrod.
News I didn’t want to hear from the Southern 100 however was that Conor Cummins crashed and broke his arm. He has since had it pinned and after speaking to him, Conor is confident he will make Dundrod.
Entries for the “Ulster” closed yesterday so watch this space over the coming weeks to see who will be gracing the grid for The Worlds Fastest Road Race!
This week’s big news centers on Glen Irwin making his road-racing debut at The Ulster Grand Prix, riding the VRS supertwin.
This will certainly spice up the class and it is a great bike for Glen to learn the circuit on. It will be great to see Steve Mercer back again this year too after he missed the past couple of years on World Endurance duties.
He will be riding for Team Traction Control, run by Keith Flint from The Prodigy, and he will be out for more success after he got best newcomer at the Metzeler Ulster Grand Prix in 2009.