Gerard Kinghan seals ISB double at Bishopscourt

Gerard Kinghan at Bishopscourt on Saturday
Gerard Kinghan at Bishopscourt on Saturday

Randalstown’s Gerard Kinghan completed a double at the Temple Club’s Irish Superbike meeting at Bishopscourt in Co Down on Saturday.

Kinghan, who qualified on pole on his Kawasaki ZX-10R, edged the first race by less than a second from Lisburn’s David Haire on the Sliders UK Ducati, crossing the line with 0.9 seconds in hand after nine laps of the 1.8-mile national course.

Alistair Kirk claimed the final rostrum spot in third on the AKA/McCurry Motorsport Kawasaki, 3.5 seconds behind the winner.

Ryan Rainey finished fourth on the IFS Global Logistics Yamaha with the top six completed by Thomas O’Grady and Phillip McNally.

In race two, Kinghan chalked up a more comfortable victory as he took the chequered flag by almost four seconds from Haire in a race-one repeat, with Rainey sealing third position ahead of Kirk, who finished in lonely third and fourth places respectively.

In the Supersport class, pole man Robert English came out on top in the first race to win by 1.4 seconds from Robert Kennedy, with Jamie Patterson slotting into third, three seconds adrift of the race winner.

Kennedy turned the tables on English in race two, taking a narrow win by 0.9 seconds on his Yamaha, with Elkin clinching the last rostrum place on the Wylie Racing Triumph.

Lynn, Michael Rea – the top Supersport Cup finisher – and Aaron Armstrong filled the first six places on the leaderboard.

Cathal Graham and Eugene McManus won the 125cc races, while Alvin Griffin notched a double in the Lightweight class.

Christian Elkin and Adam McLean won the Supertwins races, with Steve Titterington winning both Pre Injection events from Andrew Brady.