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Saturday, June 25, 2022

Double win for Dunlop as road racing returns to North Antrim

Armoy Road Races returned to full form today (Friday, July 30) with a double win for home town champion road racer Michael Dunlop.

After postponing the 2020 event, a day of practices and qualifying finished with the first two official races in over a year – the Diamond Bar/Mermaid Club Lightweight Supersport /250 cc GP and the Hilton Car Sales Supersport – for the club.

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Dominating both races, Dunlop took the win riding the Honda 250 in the Lightweight Supersport, with Derek McGee and Seamus Elliott taking the two remaining podium positions.

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The Ballymonwy rider also set a new lap record in the class at 94.354mph, crossing the line only 0.4s ahead of McGee.

Aboard his MD Racing Yamaha, Dunlop again finished first in the Supersport race, managing the fastest lap of 1:45.370.

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Following up the rear was young McAgoo rider Adam McLean taking second and Honda’s Davy Todd in third.

The Armoy Road Races continues on Saturday, with the remaining eleven races scheduled around the 3.03 mile North Antrim circuit, including the primary race, The Bayview Hotel Race of Legends.

Roads are expected to close from 10 am tomorrow, with spectators encouraged to be in their positions from then.

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