SUPERSPORT points leader Jason Lynn stretched his advantage in the Ulster SBK series’ premier 600cc class with a perfect run of form at Bishopscourt this weekend.
The Walter Bell Yamaha rider also retained the Pirelli David Wood Memorial Trophy that he won last season after a hat-trick of wins over one two of his main championship contenders.
After powering to pole position nearly 1.3s clear of Magic Bullet Yamaha man Mark Conlin, with his closest title rivals Christian Elkin and Kia McGreevy joining him on the front row, Lynn suffered a less-than-perfect start as McGreevy got the holeshot.
But the reigning champ was back at the front in time to lead the first lap, stretching an a
dvantage of 4.722s at the chequered flag as he took victory, leaving McLaughlin Racing’s McGreevy to fend off Christian Elkin by just 0.142s for second place.
In Sunday’s first race, it was again McGreevy out front with an early lead as Lynn dropped behind Cup class rider Simon Reid after the first lap. But by lap two, Lynn was ahead of the recent Manx Grand Prix winner and back in charge ahead of McGreevy the very next time around.
From there, Lynn was unstoppable as he stretched a 7.171s winning margin over McGreevy and Thevisorshop.com Triumph rider Reid.
And the Upperlands rider wasn’t finished yet. In the final race of the weekend, he made it three from three after scorching ahead of early leader McGreevy and leading him all the way to the flag to win by some five seconds, while McGreevy again took second just over half a second clear of Bob Wylie Racing’s Elkin and Emmett O’Grady in third and fourth.
As if his hat-trick wasn’t enough to add to his pole position, Lynn was awarded another accolade as the Rea Timber Craft Man of the Meeting for his perfect performance, which he admits he was elated with after machine changes at recent rounds.
“It was an amazing weekend and I really couldn’t have asked for any more,” he said. “We had a few big changes to the R6 over the last few meetings and it’s really nice to feel comfortable when going fast.
“Well done to Mark and all at the club for a fantastic and well run meeting. And I can’t forget everyone who helps me and makes it possible for me to be winning and running at the front – you guys are all a part of this.”
*Images: Derek Wilson