Former Solo Champion Makes Welcome Return
Five time Southern 100 Solo Champion Ian Lougher makes a welcome return to this year’s Isle of Man Steam Packet Company Southern 100 Road Races some twenty-one years after winning his first championship in 2002!
The popular Ulster based Welshman will be racing one of his Team ILR with Frog Vehicle Developments 650 Paton twins in the Lightweight races and could add to his record tally of Southern 100 wins, which currently stands at thirty-two.
Such is the popularity of the Lightweight races this year the promoters, Southern 100 Racing have had to add an extra race to accommodate the entries received, fifty-four, including thirteen making their Southern 100 debuts!
Heading the entry list are three previous ‘Supertwins’ winners, Jamie Coward, and Rob Hodson from last year and 2019 double man Dominic Herbertson.
As with the other solo races being a previous winner does not guarantee you to be first to see the chequered flag this time round with the likes of Joe Yeardsley, Paul Jordan, Rhys Hardisty, Michael Sweeney, Marcus Simpson, Barry Furber and Frenchman Xavier Denis amongst others wanting to wear the winner’s laurels!