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2015 Southern 100 Begins Tomorrow

The 2015 Southern 100 begins tomorrow.

Opening practice session is set to see Tyco BMW’s Guy Martin and William Dunlop in action, plus 11 times TT winner Michael Dunlop, Mar Train Racing’s Dean Harrison, Dan Kneen competing on Valvoline Racing by Padgetts Motorcycles Honda’s.

Add in 2014 newcomers A Manx Grand Prix winner Billy Redmayne, Ryan Kneen, Michael Russell, 2014 Duke Road Race Rankings champion James Cowton, Russ Mountford, lightweight TT winner Ivan Lintin the stage is set for the 60th friendly races to begin in style.

Amongst multiple newcomers looking to adapt quickly to Billown include Dan Hegarty on ILR/Downshift Motorsport Kawasaki’s, Rob Hodson, Jamie Hodson, James Hinchliffe, Brad Vicars, Stefan Wauter, Jonathan Howarth and Murray McConnachie.

Sidecar practice tomorrow night is a star filled one which features the Birchall brothers Ben and Tom, Tim Reeves/Mark Wilkes, John Holden/Dan Sayle, Conrad Harrison/Mike Aylott, Ian Bell/Carl Bell, Karl Bennett/Lee Cain, Wayne Lockey/Mark Sayers.

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Photo by Louis Porter

In recent years we’ve seen Guy Martin secure solo championship victories in 2013 and 2014, multiple established international road racing stars will be looking to deny Guy a hat trick of blue riband victories around Billown.

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