Robert English extends Masters Superbike lead with double at Mondello Park

Robert English on the IFS Yamaha.
Robert English on the IFS Yamaha.

Robert English has extended his lead in the Masters Superbike Championship following a double at Mondello Park on Sunday.

Riding the IFS Yamaha, the Co Down prospect twice beat Brian McCormack, who has moved into third place in the standings on the TAG Honda.

The scheduled three races were reduced to two after Saturday’s programme was abandoned due to the track conditions.

English won race one by 11 seconds from McCormack, with Nikki Coates completing the podium.

In race two, McCormack clung on until half distance before English eventually pulled away, winning comfortably to complete his double.

Coates on the Kingsbury Kawasaki again crossed the line in third but was pushed back to fourth after incurring a time penalty for a jump start, with Mark Glasgow promoted to third.

In the Supersport class, Ballymena’s Luke Johnston claimed his first Masters win from Richie Ryan after early leader Coates crashed out.

Coates won the opening race from Ryan and Johnston.

The next round takes place at Mondello Park from July 16-17.