Friday 15 December 2017

Superbike: Jeffers shocks Superbike rivals

Gary Jeffers was the surprise victor in the grand final of the Adelaide Masters Series at Mondello Park yesterday.

Jeffers won from the front ahead of a field of more powerful Superbike machinery and lifted the trophy, a cheque for €1,500, and the honour of being the first ever Supersport rider to win the Masters Final. Damien Byrne was second with his Superbike ahead of the similar machine of Matthew Percy.

Earlier in the day, a major accident at the start of the second Superbike race had marred proceedings with a number of riders hospitalised. Mark Pollock had won the first race but was one of the riders involved in the second-race incident. BMW rider Kirk Jamison won the restart to head the championship after six rounds.

Saturday's Superbike winner Paul Swords achieved two Bridgestone Cup class wins to lead that division at the halfway point of the season. His win on Saturday also made him a record breaker as he became the first 'Cup' class rider to win a race outright.

In Supersport, Keith Farmer won all three races to add to his first British Championship win from the previous weekend. Sean Hurley maintained his 100pc record in the Bridgestone Cup class with his sixth win of the season.

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