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Race Reports 2010
 

Killalane Road Races:

Races entered: 

  • Senior Support (Championship) on the GSX-R750 Club Bike.

Qualifying:

Due to bad weather, practice was untimed and the grid was based on championship standings.

Result:


Munster 100 Road Races Dunmanway:

Races entered: 

  • Senior Support (Championship & Non Championship) on the GSX-R750 Club Bike.

Qualifying:

TBA

Result:

Armoy Road Races:

Race entered: 

  • Senior Support (Championship) on the GSX-R750 Club Bike.

Qualifying:

Due to bad weather there was no qualifying and grid positions were based on the current championship table, therefore I started from 3rd.

Result:

  • 4th

From 3rd I got a good start leading away from the line, but I was passed by Dean Harrison into the first corner. We raced towards Dunlopís leap only to be met by a marshal in the middle of the road, luckily we missed him and the race was red flagged. At the restart I got away first again only to be passed by Dean Harrison again, after the second lap Shaun Anderson passed me and arm pump became an issue. On the fourth lap it became severe and Alan Bonner got by me, I then settled in for a safe 4th place. Next up Dunmanway.
#5 Paul Barron
(Click Here For Full Result)

Mid Antrim 150 Races:

Race entered: 

  • Senior Support (Championship) on the GSX-R750 Club Bike.

Qualifying:

Due to bad weather there was no qualifying and grid positions were based on the current championship table, therefore I started from 3rd.

Result:

  • 8th

I started from 3rd on the grid, with a wet front and intermediate rear on a drying track. Under the trees on some parts of the circuit were very wet. From the start I led up to the first corner but I overshot, filtering back into the pack in 8th position. This completely put me off my rhythm and I found it difficult to learn the circuit with all corners with blue air bales all looking the same, all I can do is put it down to a bad experience and look forward to Armoy.
#5 Paul Barron
(Click Here For Full Result)

Kells International Road Races:

Races entered: 

  • Senior Support (Championship & Non Championship) on the GSX-R750 Club Bike.

Qualifying:

5th

Result:

  • Racing at Kells was abandoned after the third race due to adverse weather conditions, therefore the senior support race did not take place.


Walderstown:


Races entered: 

  • Senior Support (Championship & Non Championship) on the GSX-R750 Club Bike.

Qualifying:

Due to bad weather there was no qualifying. We did have untimed practice. Grid positions were based on championship positions and with some competitors not entered I was given 4th position in the championship race and 3rd position (I donít know why?) in the non-championship race.

Result:

  • 1st Place in both races

I started okay, but was last away from the line. I had a good drive to the first corner and secured second behind Alan Bonner at this point. I stayed behind Bonner until lap 4, learning the lines and watching for any weaknesses in Bonners riding. On each of the laps up to then I made him aware I was there by showing him my front wheel on the inside on each occasion into the first corner, therefore he was riding very defensively on that side, so he anticipated this move again on the 4th lap, but I passed him on the outside and never looked back taking my first win of the season and full points by 0.3 sec.
In the non-championship race I got a great start leading going down the straight only to be passed by Bonner on the inside into the first corner. We held this position until I slip streamed and passed him on the main straight, staying ahead for the rest of the race and again winning but this time by a bigger margin of 2.5secs.
Next up is the Kells International Road Race this weekend, see you all there!!
#5 Paul Barron
(Click Here for full race result)


The Skerries 100:


Races entered: 

  • Senior Support on the GSX-R750 Club Bike.

Qualifying:

  • 2nd Place

The weather for the Friday qualifying session was dry and overcast although there was a threat of rain, which held off. The senior support qualifying was divided into two groups, with a clear session for each group. I was in the first session and qualified on provisional pole with 1:48.5, a full second ahead of Richard McLoughlin. The second session provided the overall pole position with Skerries local, David Yeomans recording a 1:46.7, nearly two seconds ahead of myself, but I was still second when the two sessions were combined.  (Click here for practice table)

Result:

  • 2nd Place

The race day was dry and I got a good start holding onto my second place, but now with Yomo in front of me I had something to aim for and sure enough I passed him going into Finnegans, staying ahead with a 0.5 sec. lead by the end of the first lap. Arm pump got the better of me and Yomo passed me going into glasshouses on the second lap, I held firm in second spot for the rest of the race, with no dramas finishing 1.6 secs behind at the chequered flag and 0.5 sec ahead of third place Craig Shirlaw. We, the top three were 20 seconds ahead of the next group.
Next up, Walderstown July 10th/11th, See you all there!!! (Click here for Full result)
#5 Paul Barron


The Bush Road Races:

Paul did not enter our compete at this round of the national championship

The Cookstown 100:


Races entered: 

  • Senior Support on the GSX-R750 Club Bike.

Qualifying:

  • 6th Place (demoted to back of grid by stewards)

The weather for the Friday qualifying session was dry and sunny although there was a few spots of rain in the air before my session. I quickly got into the session (considering I had never raced here before). I unofficially qualified 6th fastest, but I was subsequently called before the stewards to explain my exuberant accelerating which caused me to lift the front end existing the corners, they did not accept my explanation that it was unintentional so I was demoted to the back of the grid for the race. 

Result:

  • 10th Place

The race day was dry and I got a great start from the back of the grid, getting up to 5th place by the end of the second lap. On the third lap my lack of fitness started to show as I suffered from arm pump which caused me to loose feeling in my hands. I backed off deciding that getting it home safely was the best policy, I finished 10th ending a very productive meeting.
I was very happy with the bike, which didn't miss a beat and was easy to set up. My fitness on the other hand needs some serious attention, so I will be on a strict regime for the the Bush Races in June, but the potential is there for some good results!
#5 Paul Barron

 



 

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Senior Support Championship Table after Killalane Road Races
1 Alan Bonner 116
2 Paul Barron 104
3 David Yeomans 102
4 Dean Harrison 86
5 Craig Shirlaw 77
6 Richard McLoughlin 74
7 Shaun Anderson 72
8 Gary Miller 57
9 Stephen Larkin 48
10 Ruben McPhee 40
11 Jonathon Mark 33
12 David Howard 31
13 Benny Daly 25
14 Noel Carroll 22
15 Mark Shiels 20
16 Ciaran O'Callaghan 19
17 Noel Boyd 18
18 Robert Gordon 15
19 Peter O'Flaherty 14
20 Noel Brennan 13
= Jack Williamson 13
22 Liam Kelly 11
= Josh Trigwell 11
= Brian Patterson 11
25 John Cahill 10
26 Aron Hatch 9
27 Darren O'Dwyer 8
28 George Scott 7
= Alan Kenny 7
30 Mark Linton 6
= William Hara 6
32 Mick Jordan 5
= Ian Simpson 5
= Mark Larkin 5
35 Stephen Wilson 4
= Stephen McKeever 4
= Robert McClelland 4
38 Nigel Rae 3
39 Neil Vicars 2
= Julian Kirk 2

Full Armoy Senior Support 2010 Result

Full Mid Antrim Senior Support 2010 Result

Full Walderstown Senior Support 2010 Result

Full Skerries 100 Senior Support 2010 Result

Full Bush RR Senior Support 2010 Result

Full Cookstown Senior Support 2010 Result