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Keith Amor takes victory at Ulster Gran Prix

It was nip and tuck all the way between the quartet, but Amor wasn't to be denied and after hitting the front on the final lap, he got the overall verdict over Hutchinson by 0.210s for his first ever Ulster GP win.

The final race of the day was the second Superbike race and it was nothing short of sensational as Amor battled it out with Hutchinson, Anstey, Cameron Donald and Guy Martin. Second on each of the first four laps, there were inches between the riders as they lapped at record-breaking speeds. However, after a last lap sort-out, Amor had to settle for third place on the BMW, behind race winner Anstey and Hutchinson, the top three split by just 0.335s at the end of the five laps. Amor also posted a personal best lap of 133.435mph.

He said:

“I was disappointed with the Superstock result at the start of the day as I'd made a break in the early stages. Even though Ian pulled me back, I knew where I was stronger than him so the plan was just to tuck in behind him and make a move on the last lap but the last lap never came.”

“In the first Supersport race, I got the lead in the early laps, but there was absolutely nothing between the bikes and there was simply no chance to make a break. I got into the lead again on the final lap, but made a little mistake on the third last corner and was too defensive which allowed Hutchy to come by me. It was a really enjoyable race though.”

“In the first Superbike race I felt really strong leading, but luck was again against me as I caught the backmarkers on the last lap simply at the wrong place at the wrong time and the rest of the boys went flying by. It wasn't easy out there on a Superstock bike against all the Superbikes, but I rode my heart out and it gave it everything I had.”

“The second Supersport was a real battle and it was relief more than anything to get the win. Aggregate races are never are easy and I was fortunate that the two Dunlops got involved to mix it up a bit and I was just determined to cross the line first and it felt really good to take my first International Supersport victory on the Honda.”



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Keith Amor in action at the 2010 Ulster Grand Prix (Alan Armstrong Photography)
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Kyleo - Unregistered

August 24, 2010 1:41 PM

There will never be another Joey Dunlop. That doesnt mean you have to slag keith off for no reason there is alot bigger headed less successful riders out there



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