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Irwin wins last lap-thriller

Thursday, 18 May 2017

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A FINAL do or die move by North West 200 returnee Glenn Irwin saw him clinch a breathtaking win from Alastair Seeley in the Blue Ribbon Superbike Race.
Irwin lost the lead after being held up by a back-marker on the deciding lap as he approached Church Corner before snatching it back along the coast road.
His Ducati Panigale R got better traction out of Black Hill and the twenty seven-year-old made it count as he rode around the outside of Alastair Seeley on the approach to Juniper Chicane. He went on to take the chequered flag by 0.172 of a second to spark off wild celebrations in his team and among the fans.
*Read the full story in this week's Chronicle

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