Kildare’s Jake Byrne took his eighth win of the season in Kirkistown, Northern Ireland last weekend.
Having already tied up the Northern Ireland Formula Ford 1600 series, Jake Byrne travelled to Kirkistown last weekend with the intention of adding to his tally of wins at the venue.
Having qualified on the front row of the grid, he took the lead of race one early on. Despite setting fastest lap of the race, a shower of rain before the race made conditions very tricky and Jake was challenged all the way and after a last corner last lap effort from Alan Davidson, was unlucky to lose out by a fraction on the run to the line.
With the chance of another Kirkistown double win now gone, Jake was more determined than ever in race two as he again lined up on the front row of the grid in his Challenger Lighting backed Ray. Immediately a four car battle developed, with Jonny McMullan, Noel Robinson and Davidson all battling for the lead. Jake got to the front though and as he has done all year at the circuit, began to ease away, leaving a frantic three way battle for second in his wake. An accident caused the red flags to fly with a couple of laps to run, handing Jake an incredible 8th win at the circuit in 2015.
Jake Byrne: “Happy enough with that one. It would have been nice to do another double up here, but conditions were difficult in race one. Normal service was resumed in race two though! Again, thanks to ABR for giving me a great car and all of my sponsors for their support in 2015”
Jake Byrne’s next race is the famous Leinster Trophy at Mondello Park on September 19/20.
Image from Tom Maxwell/Raceline Photography.