ARMOY: Supersport Race 1 Results

William Dunlop (centre) celebrates his win in the opening Supersport race at Armoy with runner-up Michael Dunlop (left) and Derek Sheils.
William Dunlop (centre) celebrates his win in the opening Supersport race at Armoy with runner-up Michael Dunlop (left) and Derek Sheils.
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William and Michael Dunlop treated their home fans to a thrilling opening race at the SGS International Armoy Road Races on Friday evening.

It was 30-year-old William who held off a late charge by his determined younger brother to win by only 0.007 seconds in one of the closest finishes ever seen at the three-mile course. Dublin’s Derek Sheils completed the top three.

Result:

First4Printing Supersport Race (5 laps)

1 W Dunlop (Yamaha) 10m 42.521s

2 M Dunlop (Yamaha) +0.007

3 D Sheils (Honda) +1.790

4 D Kneen (Yamaha) +3.740

5 C Elkin (Triumph) +19.516

6 M Sweeney (Yamaha) +19.893

7 M Dokoupil (Yamaha) +25.447

8 J Cowton (Honda) +25.940

9 A McLean (Triumph) +26.434

10 A Farrell (Honda) +28.562

Fastest lap: M Dunlop 103.713mph

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