Southern 100 Close Finishes Relived During Virtual Race Week

In News by Phil Edge

Greenlight Television have been involved with the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company Southern 100 Road Races since the 1990’s becoming an Associate Partner in 2005 and have filmed and produced programmes for tv world-wide and DVD’s annually since the races 50th anniversary.

With filming arrangements agreed for 2020, plans were blown asunder as the Covid-10 pandemic struck and the lockdown was imposed.

However if ‘live’ coverage cannot be achieved, the next best reaction is to delve into the archives and select some of the best racing action from previous years to rekindle the excitement and memories for those were present and to show the younger enthusiasts what a fantastic history the Southern 100 has since the first races in 1955.

Unfortunately, film footage does not go back to the early years, annual coverage came about from 2005, the races 50th anniversary courtesy of Greenlight Television and in-home viewing from Duke Video.

Greenlight TV have kindly made the Southern 100 Archives available to the club and after some discussion, 12 races were chosen, all within less than 0.200 of a second between first and second at the chequered flag!

With due diligence Greenlight’s Josh Riodon searched the archive vaults at ‘Greenlight House’ and located all twelve titles, which were released on the Southern 100 Facebook Page over the four nights that would have seen action on the Colas Billown Course – three per evening.

They were:                         2018                     Isle of Man Steam Packet Company 125/400cc Race

                                             2016                     Radcliffe Butchers 600cc Race

                                             2012                     Mike Kerruish Plumbing 250/650cc Race

                                             2006                     Isle of Man Steam Packet Company 125cc Race

                                             2015                     Ace Hire & Sales Sidecar Race

                                             2014                     Ocean Ford 250/650cc Race

                                             2017                     Ocean Ford 250/650cc Race

                                             2009                     Radcliffe Butchers 600cc Race

                                             2009                     Mann Auto 250cc Race

                                             2015                     Ellan Vannin Fuels Senior Race

                                             2013                     Petrochem Carless Fuels Sidecar Championship Race

                                             2017                     Manx Gas Solo Championship Race

These 12 breath-taking races are now available to watch as you please on the Southern 100 YouTube Channel.

Southern 100 Racing are extremely grateful to Greenlight TV for their support over the past 25 years plus since they first attended the ‘friendly races’ and for their continued involvement as Associate Partners. The continued dialogue provided by Rob Hurdman, Jon Quayle, Aisling Ridout and Libby Hurdman is much appreciated and we look forward to working with them once again in 2021 and many more years ahead.

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