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June 22, 2012

Adelaide Masters Series 2 - June 23rd & 24th

William Dunlop, Derek Shiels and Gerard Kinghan late additions to entry list.

Damien Byrne Following a hugely successful season opener in April the Adelaide Masters Series returns to Mondello Park for its second event of the season this Saturday and Sunday with continued backing from Motorcycle Insurance specialists Adelaide Insurance. The event will once again include a round of the Irish Motorcycle Stunt Riding series organised by Stunt Ireland.
The opening event of the season set a new record for an attendance at a non-international Mondello Park event and the organisers are hoping for more of the same this coming weekend, as the series profile continues to grow.

Currently leading the Adelaide Superbike Series is Waterford's Brian McCormack with his CD racing TAG Honda. McCormack won all three Superbike races at the season opener and will be out to continue in that vein this weekend. Trying to put a stop to the championship leaders domination will be some very strong contenders. Including the remainder of the championship top four, Lee Johnston on the JMF Milsport Ducati, BJ Toal and Emmet O'Grady. Also on the grid will be event one Grand Final winner, Damien Byrne, fresh from his starring role at The Bavaria City Racing event in Dublin City Centre. The top three Cup class riders, Evan Delaney, Jamie Masterson and Brian Coomey will also be on hand to continue their battle.

The main support for the Superbikes is the Adelaide Masters Supersport class and it's McCormack who leads here once again, despite only winning one race from three starts. Richie Ryan with his Triumph won the other two, but a non-finish in race three meant that he trailed McCormack by eleven points after the first three races. Third place is held be the very impressive Carl Phillips who has graduated this season from the Supersport Cup and he is followed by Jonny Buckley on the Module Yamaha. The Cup class is led by teenager Luke Johnston, who also sits in joint fifth in the overall standings following an excellent start to the season.

The centrepiece of the two days of qualifying and racing will be on Sunday afternoon where the third Superbike and Supersport races and the Adelaide Masters final will be the focus. These three races will take place at the most popular viewing times between 2:00 and 16:30 and will include grid interviews and podium presentations.

Alongside the race timetable the event will also see Ireland’s best Motorcycle stunt riders and a handful of overseas visitors, compete in round two of the Stunt Ireland championship. The stunt competition takes place over the course of the day through a series of qualifying heats building to the final where awards are presented in a number of categories.