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Watkins Takes Supercar Treble at Mondello

Alan Watkins was on form at the Leinster Trophy as the Irish Supercars Powered by Pirelli had a triple header at the two day event.

Reigning class champion Alan Watkins took pole, just four tenths ahead of Charlie Linnane with Alan Dawson a further two tenths back in third.  Ian Newport and Paul Parr were fourth and fifth respectively with usual pacesetters Philip Jones and Gary Corcoran having issues which left them further down.

In the opening race, Dawson forged his way to the front, under huge pressure from Watkins, but the Mr

Race three Victory meant Watkins was awarded the Taylor Cup too!

Gearbox car had retired by the third lap. This left Watkins well clear and he took the win from Linnane and Parr. In race two, Watkins again got away early, but both Jones and Corcoran, with their cars on song, were quicker by mid race. As they battled though, Watkins used all this experience to stabilise the gap and make no mistakes . In the closing stages, Jones had finally displaced Corcoran and closed the gap to just over a second at the flag. Corcoran was third but had the consolation of fastest lap.

Watkins once again sat on pole for the third and final race of the weekend, and this time round, he was never touched. The wet conditions appeared to suit the Dun Laoghaire Motor Worx driver as he eased away from the pack.  Jones was next up but was over six seconds back by the time the flag fell, with Corcoran in third.

Images from Michael Chester

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