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October 03, 2008

Ian Lowry to make Relentless Suzuki Superbike Debut at Mondello


British Supersport Championship race winner Ian Lowry will make his Superbike debut at Mondello Park this weekend as he gets his first opportunity to race the 'Relentless Suzuki By TAS' Superbike normally campaigned by team-mate Michael Laverty. Lowry is the latest addition to this weekends star studded 'Mondello Masters' finale which will see Irelands top Superbike riders competing for the biggest prize in Irish short circuit racing with a top prize of €7,000 on offer.

Lowry has been one of the stars of the British Supersport champiosnhip for the last two seasons riding for the Tandragee based TAS team. Having finished runner-up to Laverty in '07 he is on course to pick up third place in the championship this season, with two race wins to his credit. His performances so far for TAS have earned him a chance to show what he can do at Mondello on a Superbike, and he should start as one of the favourites to challenge Alastair Seeley's dominance at the Kildare Track, where he took his first race win back in 2003.

Also added to the entry list this weekend is Michael Dunlop whose Supersport machine is eligible for both the Irish 600cc championship and the 'Masters' race. Dunlop will join Lowry, Seeley, round two runner up Marshall Neil, Irish Superbike championship leading lights Denver Robb and Brian McCormack, Lowry's British Supersport competitors Jack Kennedy and Marty Nutt, and occasional UK competitors Declan Swanton and Mark Pollock to make up as strong a top ten as will be found at any Irish championship event.

The remainder of the grid will be filled by the fastest competitors from the ISB and Supersport championship races on Saturday who will all go into the single 'Mondello Masters' qualifying session on Saturday evening. The one-off Masters race will be run at 16:00 on Sunday where all eyes will be on Alastair Seeley's efforts to make a clean sweep and pick up the €5,000 bonus for winning all three races.

For further information and event running order see