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Jason Lynn Wins 2017 Irish Supersport Championship.


2017 Irish Supersport Champion.

Following his winning of the Irish Masters Supersport Championship last week at Mondello Park, Jason Lynns successful 2017 season continued yesterday (Oct 7th) lifting the Irish Supersport Championship in the penultimate meeting of the year at St Angelo.

In what can only be described as less than favourable conditions he had a win and a second place giving him enough points to lift the 2017 title. With 39 points separating Lynn and his nearest rival Ross

Patterson it was still all to play for.

Jason takes the win in race 2

Qualifying took place in wet conditions and looked like Korie McGreevey was going to take the front spot on the grid when he put in a lap 2 seconds quicker than 2nd quickest Lynn, but a blistering last lap by Lynn 0.24 seconds quicker than his rival put him on pole.

Race one despite setting the fastest lapin qualifying Lynn dropped back to fifth place in the opening lap as Korie McGreevey led the way his lead widening lap on lap, by mid point Lynn was into third with Eunan McGlinchey in second, a close battle ensued with hardly a bikes length separating the pair, on the final lap Lynn made his move snatching second place at the final corner, his closest rival in the championship Ross Patterson finished 4th.

Concentrating hard at the start of race 2

Race two the track conditions had improved but it was still a bit of a lottery on which tyres to use.

This time it was McGlinnchey who was quickest off the line, another poor start demoting Lynn to fourth, but is was soon obvious that the choice to run on dry tyres was the right decision as he fought his way back. Stamping his authority on proceedings he took over at the front around mid way, a lead he extended every lap taking the flag 3.7 seconds ahead of Patterson who managed to get past McGlinnchey in the closing stages of the race.

It was a close fight between Jason and Eunan McGlinchey in race 1

The win giving Lynn enough points to secure the championship with two races to go at the Sunflower Trophy Races at Bishopscourt in two weeks time. With 50 points up for grabs and 37 points separating him and Korie McGreevey with Patterson a further 7 behind Jason will be hoping to add the Ulster Championship to his 2017 tally.

After the days racing Jason said

“Well today was a little special. 2017 Irish supersport champion awesome to win the championship back to back.

It pains me to say it but the crew chief was the man when it came to tyre choice in race two.

Thanks to everyone in the picture, with out you guys I wouldn't be able to do this !!! ( missing a few people from ballyclare supporters club)

I Really am so lucky to have so many good people on my corner !!”

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