2024 Southern 100: News From The Paddock 1

2024 Southern 100: News From The Paddock 1

* An added-bonus for those attending next week, will be the newly introduced, TT Races style Castletown Square based fan-park. The fan-park will host presentations of awards to those successful throughout race week, racer chat-shows.

There’s also a big-screen, that will showcase b-roll S100 racing footage, top Billown course action pics a plenty and live-timing.

* Dean Harrison goes into this year’s S100, just seven wins shy of Ian Lougher’s all-time event wins record. Honda Racing UK’s Harrison is a non-starter for the Supersport races.

* Same applies to Senior TT winner Davey Todd, who like his fellow countryman is focusing on 1000cc racing expeditions.

* Rider liaison officers are Chris Palmer and Dicky Gale.

* Travelling marshals are Jim Hunter, Derran Slous, Tony Duncan.

* The winner of the Supersport challenge race, will receive a trophy named in honour of the much-missed Dan Kneen.

* Overall prize fund totals almost £39,000 pounds.

* Amongst the first to set-up in the S100 racing paddock is 2023 Senior Manx Grand Prix winner Joe Yeardsley.

* Don Gilbert is a confirmed non-starter.

* Tim Reeves/Mark Wilkes carry the No.77 plate whilst Ben Birchall/Kevin Rousseau hold the 16-plate.

* Pre-TT Classic front-runners Mistral Racing are supporting Michael Bampton’s S100 venture.

Photo credit: Dave Kneen

Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou

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