Southern 100 Racing is pleased to announce that Manx Radio will continue to be the Official Broadcast Partner for the races held on the Billown Course for 2018.
Manx Radio have been broadcasting the Southern 100 since 1964, the Pre-TT since 1988 and the Post TT since 1991, becoming the Official Broadcast Partner for all three events in 2013.
Club Secretary George Peach said: ‘As organisers of three prestigious events on the Billown Course annually, it is important that we have a first-class commentary, not only around the course keeping the spectators and fans informed with all that is happening once the roads are closed, but also via the radio, website and App's to what is now a world-wide audience who want to be part of and involved in the action as it happens.’
‘The Race Commentary Team that Manx Radio have put together over the years have developed a unique relationship with their vast audience bringing the excitement of the racing as it unfolds and equally so prior to each event ensuring the public are kept up to date with all the latest information regarding who is racing, road closures, etc.’
Manx Radio’s Controller of Programming, Alex Brindley commented: ‘As the Isle of Man’s National Public Service Broadcaster, Manx Radio is delighted to be continuing its support of such a key part of the Island’s sporting calendar in the Southern 100 and Pre-& Post TT races. For an island with such a heritage and passion for motorsport it seems only natural that we would be associated with the event as the Official Broadcast Partner.’
This year sees the 30th Anniversary of the Blackford’s Pre-TT Classic Road Races, whilst Manx Radio celebrates 50 years of Public Services Broadcasting.
The dates for the 2018 Road Races on the Billown Course are:
Blackford’s Pre-TT Classic Road Races
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
25th, 26th & 27th May
(Should the Saturday Practice on the TT Course not take place, the main race day
for the Pre-TT Classic Road Races will move to Bank Holiday Monday 28th May)
Radcliffe Butchers Post TT Road Races
Saturday 9th June
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company International Southern 100 Road Races
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
9th, 10th, 11th & 12th July