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Hamilton feels back to his best after maiden wins in 2014

Northern Ireland rider Jamie Hamilton says he is confident more success will follow after earning his first wins of the season at the Bush road races
Wilson Craig Honda rider Jamie Hamilton feels he can show the form that earned him a ride in the top Northern Ireland team during a busy summer schedule.

The 23-year-old returned to his best form at the Bush Road Races in Northern Ireland at the weekend, where he won four times to secure the spoils in both Superbike races plus the Supersport 600 and Supertwin events.

The former British Superstock 600 champion finally put a halt to Manx rider Dan Kneen's winning streak at the Irish national meetings, with Kneen winning five out of six Superbike races at Cookstown, Tandragee and Kells as a newcomer.

Hamilton - the top newcomer at the Isle of Man TT in 2012 - had been without a win this season until he struck gold at the Bush meeting, which returned to the calendar after a year's absence due to financial difficulties.

“My confidence probably had dropped a good bit but I knew I was getting closer all the time to a win and after Kells I felt more confident and feeling in better form,” Hamilton said.

“We'd been struggling with a few problems week in, week out and it felt like a sob story every weekend because I was saying this is wrong or that is wrong, but hopefully Saturday has reminded Wilson [Craig] why he gave me a chance on his bikes and maybe that will give him a bit more heart now.

“What did surprise me was that I was able to win the races by so much and set three lap records. It was nice though to be out there and be able to pull away and do it in such dominating fashion. Dan had been beating us every week so it was about time someone managed to stop him,” he added.

“Hopefully now I can go on and have a much better second half of the season and try and get some top results on the bigger bikes at the likes of the Southern 100 and Ulster Grand Prix.”

Hamilton held off Kneen to win the feature Superbike race by 0.126s after earlier taking a commanding victory in the first encounter by more than 20 seconds. He also set a new lap record for the 3.3-mile circuit on Craig's Superstock machine of 90.858mph.

He set another lap record of 89.353mph on his way to victory in the Supersport class to cross the line with 22 seconds in hand over Kneen and bagged the Supertwin honours with another lap record of 85.612mph, beating Cheshire's Connor Behan.

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