The 2016 Skerries 100 Road Races
The 2016 Skerries 100 Road Race took place in North County Dublin, Ireland, this weekend as the event celebrated its 70th anniversary.
The very first Skerries 100 race in 1946 was won by Belfast man Harry Turner on his 348cc Norton and the race has been run every year since then, a unique achievement in Irish Road Racing history. The 2016 races were a suitable tribute to this history and despite the best attempts of the weather to dampen spirits with rain showers, the enthusiastic fans were treated to a great day of racing.
With names like “Finnegan’s Corner,” “Duke’s Bends” and “Joey’s Sweep” (named after Martin Finnegan, Geoff Duke and Joey Dunlop) around the 2.92-mile course, you can appreciate the names who have graced this road circuit in the past.
A minute’s silence was observed at the start of proceedings to remember fallen riders and the great Dr.John Hinds “The Flying Doctor.” who sadly died following an accident during the practice sessions at last year’s event.
Throughout the day, a total of 10 races, with classes from 125cc to Superbike, ensured the crowd got their fix of action “between the hedges” and praise must go to the Loughshinny club (http://www.loughshinnymotorcycleclub.com/) for getting the races completed with a minimum of fuss in challenging weather conditions.
Enjoy the photos and you can see more from the day on here.
Above, you can not get closer than this.
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