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Dunlop treble at Tandragee races

Michael Dunlop
Michael Dunlop took three wins at the Tandragee 100

Michael Dunlop secured a hat-trick of wins at the Tandragee 100 road races.

Dunlop won the 125 race from Nigel Moore and then took victory in the 250 class, coming home 11 seconds in front.

Michael completed his hat-trick by beating Keith Amor and Ryan Farquhar in the 600 race while Ryan Farquhar took victory in the Supertwins by a minute.

Farquhar made it a double by beating Amor and Archibald in the Open race and then Amor took the flag in the feature event, beating Farquhar into second.

Michael and William Dunlop fought it out for the lead in the opening race of the day, the 125cc, until William was forced to retire after three laps.

Mark Young completed the podium behind Moore, with Sam Dunlop fourth.

The younger of the Dunlop brothers dominated the 250cc event and came home ahead of Davy Morgan, with Young again third and William Dunlop back in fifth.

Tandragee 100
Keith Amor leads Ryan Farquhar at the Tandragee 100

Farquhar repeated his Cookstown 100 Supertwins success, with Des Butler his nearest challenger, one minute and two seconds behind.

Michael completed his hat-trick in the 600 event, getting the better of Amor and Farquhar after a thrilling battle.

Farquhar fell back on the final lap after losing power and had to settle for third, with Adrian Archibald, William Dunlop and Michael Pearson making up the top six.

Farquhar pipped Amor on the line to win the Open class after the Scot led for much of the race.

Archibald was third, William Dunlop fourth, John Burrows fifth and Michael Dunlop sixth.

The feature race saw Amor beat Farquhar by just 0.27 seconds, with William Dunlop in third, Burrows fourth, Pearson fifth and Morgan sixth.

Benny Smith and Timmy Turtle won the Support races.

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see also
Cookstown hat-trick for Farquhar
25 Apr 09 |  Motorsport
Eight-race programme at Tandragee
22 Apr 09 |  Motorsport


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