Amor blitzes the opposition in IrelandKeith Amor
left the opposition trailing firmly in his wake over the Easter weekend
when he dominated proceedings at Bishopscourt and Kirkistown. Riding the Wilson Craig Honda's
, Amor recorded an impressive eight victories from the ten races he competed in and in those he didn't win, he took too close runner-up spots.
Commencing at Bishopscourt on Easter Saturday, the Falkirk ace registered wins in all three of the Superbike races, despite riding his Superstock machine, his margins of victory being 4.5, 2.3 and 3.4 seconds respectively. He then added the prestigious Enkalon Trophy to his collection, the first Scotsman to take the award in its 33-year history, adding his name alongside previous recipients like Phillip McCallen and Robert Dunlop. In the 600cc category, Amor was almost as dominant, winning the first two races and taking second in the third, just 0.2 seconds adrift of the race win.
Moving on to Kirkistown on Easter Monday, the Amor express train continued at great pace with two more comfortable victories in the two Superbike races. He also took a close second in the opening Supersport race to round out a truly excellent two days of racing.
Talking afterwards, a delight Keith commented:
"It's been a mega weekend and I'm really happy with the results - ten wins out of ten would have been great but I can't be greedy! I only picked up the Superstock machine on Thursday and only just made it to the circuit in time for practice on Thursday but it ran brilliantly. I never changed a thing on it, not even the position of the handlebars or footpegs, nor the gearing, so I couldn't be more happy with the performance of the '09 Honda."
"We're still putting the finishing touches to the new 600 so I rode my trusty 2006 machine and it did another great job. The old girl was beginning to get a bit tired on Monday so we skipped the final Supersport race but I've certainly got my money's worth out of it! I concentrated really hard on the starts and got my head down for the first couple of laps in each race before keeping an eye on my pit board and controlling things accordingly. I was really happy with the times I was putting in on both machines and couldn't have asked for any more from the weekend so it's put me in a great frame of mind for the first road race in just under two weeks' time."
Keith's next outing will be at the Cookstown 100, the first Irish National Road Race of the season, with the meeting taking place on Saturday April 25.
Images by Alan Armstrong Photography