Formula Sheane Rounds 3 & 4 Press Release


Formula Sheane Rounds 3&4 press release:

This weekend the Irelands premier racing series headed to Bishopscourt racing circuit northern Ireland for rounds 3&4 of the 2018 championship.

There was limited testing at the circuit and qualifying was saterday evening. Brian Heart took Pole position in qualifying by just under 9 tenths from Richard Kearney and Niall O 'Flynn. Chris McCabe qualified 4th followed by Brendan Carr and John Linnane to complete the grid. the 2017 champion David Parks was set to start from the back of the grid due to not being able to qualiy on Saturday evening.

Race one: Race one started sunday morning and as the lights went out it was Richard Kearney who took the early lead followed closely by Brian Hearty and the rest of the pack. Through turn one David Parks climbed up the grid to P3 where he was now challenging Brian Hearty for second, This gave richard kearney the oppertunity to pull away from the pack and extend his lead. Parks managed to pass Hearty in turn one and begin to hunt down Kearney, all while still being under imense pressure from Brian Hearty. Parks Hunted down Kearney and once again passed in turn one. Brian hearty then swooped through to take second followed nose to gearbox by richard keareny. The final order in race one was

1. David Parks

2. Brian Hearty

3. Richard Kearney

4. Niall O' Flynn

5. James Sunderland

Unfortunately due to Mechanical gremlins Chris McCabe and John Linnane didn't get to finish the race. Unfortunely Brendan Carr didnt get to start the race due to a personal injury.

Race two: Race two began sunday evening in a sunny bishopscourt racing circuit. It was David Parks who took the early lead followed closely by Brian Hearty and Richard Kearney, who were both equally as hungry for the win. Brian Hearty then passed David Parks and took the lead followed by Parks and Kearney. Chris McCabe and John Linnane had a very close battle also until Chris managed to pass John and put in some blisteringly fast laps to pull away. Back at the front Hearty, Parks and kearney were still battling wheel to wheel until Kearney went off in an accident. The final order in race two was:

1. Brian Hearty

2. David Parks

3. Niall O'Flynn

4. Chris McCabe

5. John Linnane All in all a good weekend for the Formula Sheane series with some great battles and good banter.

Well done to all.

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