After lapping comfortably inside the lap record during dry qualifying, Keith was feeling strong heading in to the races but a rain shower saw him settle for third in the damp Supersport 600cc race, his opening ride of the day. The circuit had dried up in time for the Open race though and Keith led from the off and was still leading on the sixth lap when the red flag came out due to an incident. The result was subsequently taken at the end of the fourth lap so Keith got the verdict by 0.615s from Ryan Farquhar. That just left the Grand Final where Keith again led from the start and despite coming under extreme pressure from Farquhar he held on throughout and got the verdict at the end of the 9 laps by 0.421s. The duo also broke the outright lap record.
Speaking later, Keith said:
"It's been a good day for me here at the Skerries and we got the small handling issues with the Superbike sorted out, which allowed me to push that little bit harder. I felt really comfortable on the big bike and it's nice to get back to winning ways in the Superbike class. I felt really strong in the 600cc class too, where we had the 2009 bike at our disposal once more, but when the rain came down I got a couple of slides so backed off a little bit as the conditions weren't really for me."
"It's a shame the weather spoilt that race but, overall, it's been a really enjoyable day's racing. I'm really looking forward to Walderstown now and although I've never been there before, I'll be looking to give a good account of myself whilst it will also be the perfect build-up for the Kells meeting the following weekend."
Keith will now make his debut at the Walderstown road races, again in Southern Ireland, with the meeting taking place this next weekend, July 11-12.