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June 27, 2008

Star Riders Boost Mondello Masters Line-Up


Mondello Masters The second instalment of the Mondello Masters series has attracted an even stronger line up than round one as twelve top names have already confirmed with more than a week to go the event. Round two of the invitation only, big prize money series, will headline the Fingal Motor Club race meeting on Sunday July 6th with the single Mondello Masters race scheduled for decision over fifteen laps of the ‘National’ circuit.

Round one of the Mondello Park and Motorcycling Ireland backed three race series proved to be a big draw for Irelands top overseas racers, and this time around it has also attracted one of road racings biggest stars to the County Kildare track. Making their first non-BSB Mondello appearance for a number of years will be the Relentless Suzuki by TAS team with rider Cameron Donald sure to be a major crowd favourite following his recent Isle of Man TT double.

Taking on Donald will be the top five from April’s Masters race including winner Alastair Seeley who is on course to pick up a bonus award for winning more than one Masters event. Second to fifth placed Declan Swanton, Adrian Coates, Gary Johnson and Jack Kennedy also return with the aim of spoiling Seeley’s party. Another rider coming back for a second visit is Scotland’s Keith Amor who will travel from Saturday’s Skerries road races to compete at Mondello on Sunday.

The remainder of the top twelve reads like a who’s who of Irelands best International competitors with current Irish Superbike stars Brian McCormack and Denver Robb being joined by British Superstock competitors, Nikki Coates and Marshall Neill and the returning Mark Pollock who recently made his 2008 British Supersport debut at Snetterton. Further announcements are expected over the coming days as the Masters line-up is finalised.

The Masters race will not be the only opportunity for spectators to see the stars of the event in action as a number of the riders have also entered the open races which are a standard part of the Clubman championship event supporting this Mondello Masters round. The fifteen race programme will see all of the Irish classes race twice with the Masters competitors taking part in practice an early afternoon qualifying session before the main race of the day which is scheduled for 16:00.