Racing Family Promote Marshalling at ‘Friendly Races’

Barry and Matt Davidson were willing volunteers to help promote the signing up of Marshals for the two road races promoted by Southern 100 Racing on the Colas Billown Course in the Isle of Man at the recent Ballymoney Motorcycle Show, alongside Southern 100 Marshals Association Ambassador, Uel Irwin.

Ballymena man Barry Davidson is no stranger to the 4.25-mile closed roads course on the outskirts of Castletown, having made his racing debut in 1999 on a 125cc BD Racing Honda, taking a credible 19th spot overall in the Steam Packet 125cc / 400cc race and 13th in class.

Barry continued to enter and race at the Southern 100 up to and including 2010, when he also entered the Pre-TT Classic Races for the first time and has raced each year that races have been held since and has entered for the 2023 races.

Following in his father’s tyre tracks, Matt has been racing Minibikes for three years and finished second in the Irish Minibikes Championship 2022.

For 2023 the Young Davidson will race in the Junior Mini Grand Prix and Junior Elite Classes in the Championship, as well as taking in as many track-days as possible on his Moto3 machine. Matt is in his third year of being sponsored by Trison McMullen Racing.

It won’t be long before we see father and son lining up on the Castletown By-Pass waiting for the lights to go out and see who takes the chequered flag first!

Chief Marshal Miles Corlett commented: ‘I can’t thank Barry and Matt enough for taking time out to support the Southern 100 Marshals Association. We all look forward to welcoming Barry and family back to the Billown Paddock in May in what will be his twenty-fifth year of racing at the Friendly races.’



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