Southern 100 Motorcycle Racing

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Four Race - Four Winners - Four Lap Records & Four Race Records!

Michael Dunlop Hairpin by Peter Faragher

Wednesday evening's race action at the Isle of Man Steam Packet International Soutrhern 100 Road Races was as hot as the weather, with lap and race records being shattered race by race and almost lap by lap.

In the Ellan Vannin Fuels Senior Race Michael Dunlop set the pace for the evening with a new lap record in 2m 14.007 s equal to 114.173mph, with a new race record of 112.925mph. Best Newcomers was Sam West.

The Mike Kerruish Plumbing 250/650cc Race Ivan Lintin took the victory setting a new race record at 103.3259mph with James Cowton setting a new lap record at 104.638mph. Joe Thompson took the Best Newcomers Award.

The final solo race, the Radcliffe's Butchers 600cc Race was won by Dean Harrison, who set both the lap and race records during the seven lap race. The lap record now stands at 110.782mph and the race record at 108.624mph. Joe Thompson took his second Newcomer's Award of the night.

The Ace Hire & Sales Sidecar Race was a race of attrition with first of all Dave Molyneux & Dan Sayle retiring, followed by early race leader Tim Reeves and Mark Wilkes. Ben and Tom Birchall, who had benn challenging for the lead throughout the race took the chquered flag setting a new race record at 99.574mph. A new lap record was set by Tim Reeves and Mark Wilkes at 100.608mph. Both John Holden/Lee Cain and Dave Molyneux/Dan Sayle broke the 'ton barrier'. Best Newcomers were Dan Knight and Matthew Rostron.


Photo courtesy of Peter Faragher.