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Joe Thompson Confirmed For Southern 100

Team ILR’s Joe Thompson is confirmed for next months Southern 100, having recently increased his total of wins at Oliver’s Mount in 2017, to six.

Last weekend saw Joe, make it four wins from four starts in the Lightweight class at Scarborough this year, following series of top draw performances, on his TZ 250 Yamaha mount.

Supersport wise, he also impressed, establishing himself as a future front runner within the feature 600 encounters.

Ninth in the opening Junior A race, was backed up by sixth in the first leg of the Solo Open A races.

Reflecting on the Cock O’The North Road Races, Joe said:

“Oliver’s Mount, where do we start? The meeting was ran perfectly by the organisers and I really enjoyed myself.

We are slowly getting where we need to be and moving up the field constantly and it will not be long until we are fighting for podiums round my home road race.

The 250 was faultless and ran amazing and dominated both Lightweight races, thanks to Phil Guillu for the great engine and to my dad for supplying the bike.

The 600 was running great until we had an electrical fault which we are sorting for the Southern 100.

Each time my leg goes over the ILR/Thompsons Kawasaki I give 110% and never give up and hopefully my determination to achieve results will show very soon. It’s coming…

Thanks to all the team for their great work, thanks to my dad and all my family for their support, and I would just like to say one MASSIVE thank you to all the fans that give me lots of support at my local race.”

Team ILR, Team Manager, Ian Lougher added:

“It was only Joey’s second race on his ZX6 Kawasaki at Oliver’s Mount, but his times improved every time he goes out.

Unfortunately he had a problem with his bike on Sunday and had to park the bike for the remainder of the day.

On his TZ 250 Yamaha he won both races he entered and it goes to show for a young guy he’s very good at jumping from one bike to another and this is just one of the things that impresses me about him.”

Words by Stevie Rial

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