It was six of the best at the Dunlop Mondello Masters as Tramore rider Brian McCormack dominated all the six main class races over the International Track, taking the three Superbike and three Supersport wins over the two days.
Saturday was the first time that Brian got the chance of riding the new 600 Yamaha, and he took pole position, and in the race itself, he dominated this from the start, taking his maiden win on the Roadhouse Macau machine. Brian also dominated the first Superbike race beating Luke Johnston by over three seconds.
The sun was shining for Sunday’s racing, and once more Brian was in top form in the Supersport class beating Ray Casey by 2.4 seconds. The difference in race three was slightly less, as Casey was only 1.348 seconds adrift, but “Big Mac” was delighted to get the great start on the 600, as he prepares for the big challenge ahead over the famous TT Mountain course.
Race two in the Superbike class saw Brian take the chequered flag by 4.4 seconds from Luke Johnston and reigning Masters Champion Richie Ryan. Race three was red flagged after an incident, which was somewhat of a godsend for Brian as he got a terrible start. On the re-run he made no mistakes, and on lap two he set the fastest lap of the race over the 3.5km course to take a two second win over Luke Johnston and Peter Maloney.
Brian McCormack” I am delighted with the weekend and to come home with six wins from six starts was definitely the best way to get my season going. We had good results over the Easter weekend, but this weekend sets us up for the TT very nicely. I would like to thank the team for all the hard work that they put in over the weekend, and also to my sponsors Roadhouse Macau, Husqvarna, ALOCO Kitchens, Megabikes and Kavanagh’s Christmas Trees.”
Photo courtesy of Jonathan Sweeney