2014 Around-a-Pound Tandragee 100 Supersport Race ResultsThe 54th “Around-a-Pound Tandragee 100” road race in Northern Ireland got underway this past weekend.
And taking the Supersport win for Tyco Suzuki was local rider William Dunlop; this was both his and Tyco Suzuki’s debut victory in 2014.At a race sadly marred by the passing of Noel Murphy in the Junior Support race, Dunlop was joined on the podium by Rig Deluge Honda’s Keith Amor and Yamaha’s Derek McGee.Dunlop, of Ballymoney, first took the pole position at the fast County Armagh Circuit, and then followed it up with close victory; Amor finished 0.186 of a second behind. En route to victory, William Dunlop also set the fastest lap of 2:58950 minutes at 107.502 mph.“I qualified on Pole Position, won the race and set the fastest lap, so there are no complaints from me. The GSX-R600 Suzuki is a great bike to ride. I was able to win my first-ever Supersport race at Tandragee and also set my fastest-ever lap around here, so it sets us up well now for the North West 200,” William Dunlop says.Team Manager Philip Neill says “It’s difficult to celebrate a victory in such sad circumstances and our thoughts are obviously with the family of Noel Murphy at this time. We’ve put a lot of work into William this past few weeks and the Tandragee Supersport victory is just-reward to the whole team’s efforts, obviously including William who is settling in very well. It means we can now go into the North West 200 with some positive energy and I know that William is hungry for success at the Triangle this year on the Tyco Suzuki GSX-R machinery.”Supersport Race Results: 1. William Dunlop (Tyco Suzuki GSX-R600) 18mins 09.411sec; 2. Keith Amor (Honda) +0.186; 3. Derek McGee (Yamaha) +5.692; 4. Conor Behan (Kawasaki) +26.546; 5. Jamie Hamilton (Honda) +27.098; 6. Seamus Elliott +28.120.
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Ultimate Motorcycling’s weekly Podcast—Motos and Friends.
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This week’s episode features Senior Editor Nic de Sena’s impressions of the beautiful new Harley-Davidson Low Rider ST that is loosely based around the original FXRT Sport Glide from the 1980s. Hailing from The Golden State, these cult-status performance machines became known as West Coast style, with sportier suspension, increased horsepower, and niceties including creature comforts such as a tidy fairing and sporty luggage.
In past episodes you might have heard us mention my best friend, Daniel Schoenewald, and in the second segment I chat with him about some of the really special machines in his 170 or so—and growing—motorcycle collection. He’s always said to me that he doesn’t consider himself the owner, merely the curator of the motorcycles for the next generation.
Yet Daniel is not just a collector, but I can attest a really skilled rider. His bikes are not trailer queens, they’re ridden, and they’re ridden pretty hard. Actually, we have had many, many memorable rides on pretty much all of the machines in the collection at one time or another.
From all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!