Pictures: Practice in full swing at KDM Hire Cookstown 100

Derek Sheils claimed Superbike pole on the Burrows Engineering/RK Racing Suzuki during practice at the KDM Hire Cookstown 100 on Friday. Pictures: Pacemaker Press.
Derek Sheils claimed Superbike pole on the Burrows Engineering/RK Racing Suzuki during practice at the KDM Hire Cookstown 100 on Friday. Pictures: Pacemaker Press.

Practice is underway at the KDM Hire Cookstown 100 in Co. Tyrone.

Derek Sheils topped the times in the Superbike class to secure pole on the Burrows Engineering/RK Racing Suzuki.

Michael Sweeney (MJR BMW) and Derek Sheils (Burrows Engineering/RK Racing Suzuki).

Michael Sweeney (MJR BMW) and Derek Sheils (Burrows Engineering/RK Racing Suzuki).

Sheils, unbeaten in the class around the 2.1-mile Orritor course since 2016, set the best time in 1m 25.164s to lead the way from Mullingar’s Derek McGee on his Kawasaki, who lapped in 1m. 25.299s.

In third was Tobermore man Adam McLean on the McAdoo Kawasaki, with Paul Jordan completing the top four.

The first races are scheduled this evening, including the Open A Superbike race.

Derek McGee was second fastest in Superbike qualifying on his 1000cc Kawasaki.

Derek McGee was second fastest in Superbike qualifying on his 1000cc Kawasaki.

Adam McLean (McAdoo Kawasaki) leads Paul Jordan (Alistair Russell Yamaha).

Adam McLean (McAdoo Kawasaki) leads Paul Jordan (Alistair Russell Yamaha).

Magherafelt man Paul Jordan was fourth fastest in qualifying for the Open A Superbike class on Alistair Russell's Yamaha R6 at the Cookstown 100 on Friday.

Magherafelt man Paul Jordan was fourth fastest in qualifying for the Open A Superbike class on Alistair Russell's Yamaha R6 at the Cookstown 100 on Friday.