Alastair Seeley crowned Ulster Superbike and Supersport champion

Alastair Seeley clinched the Ulster Superbike and Supersport titles following a clean sweep at Bishopscourt in Co Down on Saturday

Saturday, 18th September 2021, 2:56 pm
Updated Saturday, 18th September 2021, 6:52 pm

Riding the IFS Yamaha in the opening Superbike race, pole man Seeley fended off a mid-race challenge from Dromara’s Ali Kirk (AKR/McCurry BMW) before closing out the win by 2.5 seconds. Jason Lynn was a further 2.9s back as he completed the top three.

Former British Supersport and Superstock champion Seeley came into the penultimate round of the series with an 88-point lead over Kirk and maintained his unbeaten run on the 1000cc Yamaha.

He clinched the prestigious Enkalon Trophy for a third time with victory in the second Superbike race by 3.1s from Kirk, with Lynn again third. It was Seeley’s 10th successive win on the big Yamaha this season, maintaining his 100 per-cent record in the class.

Alastair Seeley on the IFS Yamaha at Bishopscourt in Co Down on Saturday.

Seeley previously won the prestigious Enkalon silverware in 2005 and 2006, adding his name to an illustrious list of Ulster winners including Ray McCullough, Gary Cowan, Alan Irwin, Phillip McCallen and Robert Dunlop.

The 41-year-old wrapped up the Ulster Supersport title after taking victory in the opening race on the Life Pass Yamaha from McAdoo Kawasaki’s Adam McLean, who was three seconds back at the finish, with Lynn claiming another podium in third.

On a fine September day, Seeley then completed a dominant four-timer and won the David Wood Memorial Trophy when he triumphed in the second Supersport event, pocketing a cheque for £1,200 for his efforts. McLean filled the runner-up spot, 6.7s back, with Gary McCoy a distant third.

The final round of the Ulster Superbike Championship is scheduled to take place at Bishopscourt on Saturday, October 2.