Skerries 100: Hamilton denied Skerries triple by superbike crash

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Jamie Hamilton has been denied a triple victory at the Skerries road races this weekend after crashing out of the Grand Final race, leaving himself with a collection of injuries that look set to rule him out of this week’s Southern 100, which gets underway.

Earlier in the day, Hamilton was able to take victory not only in the supertwins race, by thirteen seconds from Conor Behan, but also in the opening superbike race, leading by 1.5 seconds from Derek Sheils and Mick Sweeny.

He didn’t have it all his own way, however, with William Dunlop – coming back from a broken leg bone only a month ago at the TT – coming through the group to eventually take a six second victory.

Hamilton got an early break in the Grand Final, but Manxman Dan Kneen was able to charge through, putting pressure on Hamilton until the Wilson Craig Honda rider tipped off at the chicane. That gave Kneen a free pass, winning by three seconds from Sweeny and Sheils.

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Simon Patterson

By Simon Patterson

MotoGP and road racing reporter, photographer, videographer