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Keith Amor ensured his 2008 Irish National Road Race Championship campaign ended on a high note on Sunday when he took two firsts and two seconds at the season ending Killalane meeting. The Falkirk ace took victory in both of the Supersport 600cc races and backed this up with runner up spot in both the Open and Grand Final races.
Amor opened his account with a start to finish victory in the Non-Championship 600cc race and he followed this up with a very close second to season long rival Ryan Farquhar in the Open race. Keith only lost out by 0.144s but he got his revenge in the 600cc Championship, again taking the lead at the first corner on the opening lap. He was never headed, thus taking his second win of the meeting and he finished his weekend off with another close second, again behind Farquhar, in the Grand Final. The results confirmed Keith’s runner-up spots in both the Open and Supersport Irish National Road Race Championships, an excellent achievement in his first full season on the public roads.
Speaking about the weekend, Keith commented:
“Aye, it’s been a good day here at Killalane and I’ve really enjoyed it. The circuit was a really good one to ride on and it suited my style with it being quite technical and fast and flowing. The wee 600cc Honda was flying and never missed a beat so I was able to take two start to finish victories. In the first Superbike race, one of the fairing brackets came loose so I had to back off a little bit but I still managed to grab a close second.
“In the Grand Final, I had another good scrap with Ryan and there was nothing in it but I made a couple of mistakes at a couple of the road ends and rather than risk doing anything daft in the last road race of the season, I settled for second place. Finishing runner up in both the 600cc and Open Championships was also a bonus to it’s a big thank you to everyone in the team for all their hard work.
“The Irish fans, both North and South of the border, have been tremendous this year and have made my first full year on the National roads a really special experience so it’s big thank you to them as well. The Hondas have performed brilliantly for me at all of the meetings so I must also take my hat off to all of my sponsors especially Wilson Craig, Phoenix Honda, Dunlop tyres and Leo Vince – everyone single one of them has played a part in the success this year and without them it just wouldn’t have happened.”

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