Synonymous with various road racing fans for their support of 19 times TT winner Michael Dunlop, Hunt’s Motorcycles will continue their involvement with the Southern 100, providing title sponsorship again for the feature Solo Championship race.
Over the past three years the prestigious Solo Championship crown has been won by current Senior TT Champion Dean Harrison, who has established himself as one of the all time great Billown course exponents.
Photo by Mark Corlett
Prior to Harrison’s dominant run of form, star names to have enjoyed feature race success have included the legendary Joey Dunlop, Ian Lougher, Guy Martin, Phillip McCallen and seven times Duke Road Race Rankings Champion Ryan Farquhar.
Commenting on retaining the Solo Championship title sponsorship role, Hunt’s Motorcycles Managing Director John Brown, stated:
“We are delighted to be able to continue to sponsor the feature race of the Southern 100 Road Races and look forward to furthering our association with the club and event.
The list of winners of Solo Championship is like the ‘who’s who’ of the real road racing world, many of whom have become TT, British and World Champions. Hunt’s Motorcycles are proud to be sponsors of this prestigious race.”
Race Secretary for the Southern 100, George Peach added:
“Southern 100 Racing is most grateful to John Brown and his company, Hunt’s Motorcycles for continuing their sponsorship of our feature solo race, the Championship.
The history of the race over the past 64 years speaks for itself with the riders taking part, the extremely close racing and Hunt’s involvement can only further enhance the feature race.”
Words by Stevie Rial