First an apology, it’s ages since I last wrote anything. The Sunflower Trophy Races take place at Bishopscourt and are traditionally the season ending races. Running since 1977 they have been won in the past by names like Joey Dunlop, Ron Haslam, Steve Hislop and Michael Rutter. Last year Danny Buchan won the blue riband event and he was back this year to defend. It was also great to see a number of BSB riders and teams over, in particular Gearlink Kaawasaki, whos riders are always entertaining.
We have been unlucky in the last couple of years with the weather and an oil spill which ruined the meet, so it was welcome to see the forecast was damp for the morning, brightening later in the day.
What we saw was exactly that, and as the feature race arrived the track was dry. The racing didn’t disappoint and Danny Buchan triumphed again with a new lap record.
Supersport 600 racing, was entertaining as always with Gearlink taking taking three of the top 4 spots. Glenn Irwin taking the victory from Ben Wilson with the “Wee Wizard” Alistair Seeley coming in third.
All the images from the day are on my site at http://www.aidanplace.co.uk