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Amor Claims Double Podium On Final Day of Ulster GP

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Keith Amor gave Honda TT Legends something to celebrate on the final day of the Ulster Grand Prix meeting by finishing on the podium in both Superbike races.

In the opener, the Scotsman was embroiled in a race-long battle with Guy Martin but the corrected timing rule meant that Bruce Anstey was declared the winner despite running in the group further back. As a result, Martin took second with Amor third.

There were no questions after the second race as Amor fought off a number of riders including William Dunlop and Cameron Donald, to take second behind Martin. Despite the contentious way in which race one was decided, Amor was happy with the way his day had panned out.

“Race one was great. I led on and off on the road but I knew that if Bruce got a clear run he'd be hard to beat because he was starting from the second wave with nobody in front of him to mess it up. It was always going to be tough but it was really enjoyable. Guy and I were swapping paint and places pretty much every lap. The team did a great job changing the set up for the second race and it was shame that the conditions were iffy. I didn’t have the best tyre on for the job but I hung in there. I was in a battle with William and Cameron, which was enjoyable but Guy got away. It was just one of those days. Big thanks to Honda and Dunlop.”

Teammate John McGuinness had a tough time though as a radiator problem cut short the first race. The issue couldn't be fixed in time for race two, forcing him to start from the pitlane. McGuinness could only make it up to 17th but still enjoyed the day.

“I was really enjoying the first race – it was ace. I was hanging in there and I was going as fast as the leaders but with a lap or two to go I had to stop. We later found out that it was a hole in the radiator. The team did a mega job repairing it but we were just a few minutes too late to get on the grid. I spoke to the organiser and said shall I just go out at the back of the pack and show the fans that we didn't come here not to do our job. I actually enjoyed it a bizarre way, just riding round with no pressure – I revved up the crowd a bit and it was good. It's been a tough week though.”

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