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September 16, 2009

Superstar Seeley set to Master Mondello once again

Mondello MastersMondello Park’s second and final ‘Masters’ race of 2009, set for October 4th, looks set to be the biggest yet with the announcement that newly crowned British Superstock Champion Alastair Seeley will top the entry list on a Relentless TAS Suzuki Superbike. Seeley is the only rider ever to taste Mondello Masters victory, having won all five events that have been run over 2008 and 2009, and the diminutive Ulsterman looks set to Master Mondello once again.

Seeley’s performances in 2009 have been outstanding as he has powered to the British Superstock title with a perfect record of nine wins from nine races, securing the title with three rounds still to go. Riding for the TAS Suzuki team the Carrickfergus rider has dominated the British scene in the same way he has Mastered Mondello and that domination looks set to continue into October’s event. For the latest Masters round, Seeley will step up from his Superstock machine to ride one of the teams’ Superbikes and now, more than ever, he will be the one to beat. With the Relentless team confirmed as starters for the event it is hoped that Seeley will be joined on the grid by regular TAS Superbike rider Ian Lowry.

Head of the queue aiming to topple Seeley will be fast improving Dubliner Jack Kennedy who will also have a Superbike at his disposal for the first time at a Masters event. Kennedy has been racing with Colin Appleyard Racing in the British Supersport Championship since mid season and has picked up three top ten finishes from the last three rounds of this highly competitive series. For the Mondello Masters he will forsake his Supersport machine in favour of a brand new TAG prepared Superbike as he returns to the team that ran him a couple of seasons ago.

Kennedy and Lowry will be just two of a field of thirty riders who will be out to end Seeley’s ownership of the top step of the Mondello podium at the October 4th event. Over the next few weeks more names will be added to the invited list with all of the top Irish Superbike Championship racers and a number of Irish overseas competitors expected to complete the line-up.