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Geoff Cannell – Friend of the Southern 100

In News by Phil Edge

Remembering a great friend of the Southern 100 Road Races, Geoff Cannell, who would be celebrating his 78th birthday, on 1st July. Geoff and road racing were synonymous with each other, both growing in stature as the years progressed! He would have been a teenager when the first Southern 100 was run in 1955 and it is very likely that …

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Isle of Man Steam Packet Company Virtual Southern 100 Road Races 2020

In News by Phil Edge

Hunts Motorcycles Solo Championship Race Grid     No.                              Rider                           Machine 1             1                            Dean Harrison                  1000 Silicone Engineering Kawasaki The three-time Solo Champion holds the unique position of also being only the third rider to achieve this by way of a hat-trick of wins, 2017, 2018 & 2019. Dean is the second of the three riders this week to have two rides, …

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Isle of Man Steam Packet Company Virtual Southern 100 Road Races 2020

In News by Phil Edge

Daryl Blake Construction & Ace Hire & Sales Sidecar Championship Race Grid     No.      Driver & Passenger                            Machine 1             1             Dave Molyneux & Craig Hallam                600 DMR Honda Manxie Dave Molyneux has a total of 15 race victories at the Southern 100 Road Races, including six Sidecar Championships shared with passenger Paul Kneale (1986); Karl Ellison (1991 & 1992) and Craig …

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Isle of Man Steam Packet Company Virtual Southern 100 Road Races 2020

In News by Phil Edge

S & S Motors & Radcliffe Butchers 250cc Race Grid     No.                              Rider                           Machine 1             28                          Tom Snow                         250 Falcon Honda Moto3 Another Lightweight 250 devotee and long-time friend of the Southern 100, Guildford rider Tom Snow has been a familiar face around the paddock since 2002. Last year saw him aboard the Falcon Honda Moto3 which he brought home in …

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Isle of Man Steam Packet Company Virtual Southern 100 Road Races 2020

In News by Phil Edge

Bettridge Motors & JCK Ltd 600cc Race Grid     No.                              Rider                           Machine 1             5             Michael Evans                                 600 Wilcock Consulting Honda Santon’s Micky Evans amassed a number of top six finishes in last year’s races and returns on the 600 Wilcock Consulting Honda for Wednesday race starting in pole position. 2             15           Nathan Harrison                             600 Chris Preston Suzuki Onchan’s Nathan hails from …

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Isle of Man Steam Packet Company Virtual Southern 100 Road Races 2020

In News by Phil Edge

Mike Kerruish Plumbing & Ocean Motor Village 650cc Race Grid     No.                              Rider                           Machine 1             2            Dominic Herbertson                      650 RE Express-Dafabet Devitt Racing Kawasaki Hexham’s Dominic Herbertson is also a regular face at the Southern 100, more recently as part of the RC Express – Dafabet Devitt Racing Team on their 650 Kawasaki Supertwin machines on which he scored a double …

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Isle of Man Steam Packet Company Virtual Southern 100 Road Races 2020

In News by Phil Edge

Ellan Vannin Fuels & G H Corlett 1000cc Race Grid     No.          Rider                           Machine 1             1      Dean Harrison                1000 Silicone Engineering Kawasaki The three-time Solo Champion holds the unique position of also being only the third rider to achieve this by way of a hat-trick of wins, 2017, 2018 & 2019. Dean is the second of the three riders this week to have two …

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Isle of Man Steam Packet Company Southern 100 Virtual Road Races Are Go!

In News by Phil Edge

The 2020 Isle of Man Steam Packet Company Southern 100 Road Races were in an advanced stage of organisation, including entries being received, when the decision was made in early March to cancel the meeting, along with the Pre-TT Classic and Post TT Races due to the lack of a guarantee that sufficient medical cover would be available because of …

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Steam Packet Road Races to Post TT Road Races 1991 – 2019

In News by Phil Edge

1991 saw a new event added to the annual TT Festival, which effectively extended the competitive TT period by one day. The “Isle of Man Steam Packet Company National Road Races’ were introduced to provide entertainment for enthusiasts who were staying on the Island after the end of the TT Races, as it was at the time proving impossible to …

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Nine Pre-TT Classic Wins for Eddy Wright

In News by Phil Edge

The present Blackford’s Pre-TT Classic Road Races were born in 1988 with a four-race programme including Sidecars. The first sidecar race over 8-laps of the Colas Billown Course, some 34.000 miles was won by Mark Kay and Richard Battisston on a MV Agusta outfit at an average race speed of 72.9000mph. Since that initial race and a somewhat controversial win …