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Marshall Neill in Adelaide Masters bid at Bishopscourt

Lisburn rider David Haire

Lisburn rider David Haire

Bishopscourt in Co Down hosts the Adelaide Masters Series on Saturday, with Portadown’s Marshall Neill aiming for his third straight win in the Norman Brown Cup race.

Neill has won the feature race for the past two seasons and lines up on the Ryan McGill Joinery Kawasaki ZX-10R.

His opposition includes series leader Cody Nally, plus Brian McCormack, David Haire, Gerard Kinghan, Mark Glasgow and Damien Byrne.

The first practice sessions are due to take place at 9am, with the opening race on the programme pencilled in for around 12pm. Admission is £10.

Meanwhile, Mar-Train Racing’s Alastair Seeley was fifth fastest during free practice at Oulton Park on Friday ahead of Saturday afternoon’s British Supersport Sprint race (4.45pm).

Smiths Triumph riders Graeme Gowland and Billy McConnell headed the time sheets, with Seeley’s fastest lap of 1m 38.913s on the Yamaha R6 1.026 seconds down on Gowland’s best.

However, the 34-year-old - who won three races on the bounce at Brands Hatch and Thruxton to haul himself back into contention for the title - will be confident of closing that gap in final qualifying.

Gearlink Kawasaki’s Glenn Irwin was eighth quickest and 1.421 seconds off the top spot.

In the MCE British Superbike class, Milwaukee Yamaha’s Josh Brookes overcame a high-speed spill in FP1 to record the fastest time of 1m 35.878s to take provisional pole from Buildbase BMW’s Ryuichi Kiyonari by 0.220s. Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki rider Shane Byrne was third fastest.

Ulsterman Keith Farmer was 17th quickest on the PR Racing Kawasaki.

Marty Nutt was sixth fastest in qualifying for the Ducati TriOptions Cup, while Josh Elliott was 10th fastest in the National Superstock 1000 class.

FFX Yamaha’s Andy Reid topped the National Superstock 600 qualifying times.

 

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