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Padgetts Confirm Return To Southern 100

Valvoline Racing by Padgetts Motorcycles are confirmed to compete at the 2015 Southern 100.

Reigning Irish road race superbike champion Dan Kneen is all set to pilot the team’s top spec Honda’s in 600/1000, senior, supersport, solo championship races.

This year’s Southern 100 will mark 35 years since Padgetts Racing last competed around Billown.

It’s a terrific boost for the 60th Southern 100 having the multiple TT winning team competing at the friendly races.

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Dan Kneen goes into the upcoming meeting confident of securing results of the highest quality having had an ultra consistent TT 2015.

Dan recorded highly creditable seventh place finish in RST superbike TT following a top quality display on Valvoline Racing by Padgetts Motorcycles CBR 1000 Honda Fireblade.

9th place finishes where secured in Monster Energy supersport races, 11th position was achieved in Royal London 360 superstock TT whilst blue riband Pokerstars senior TT saw 13th place finish recorded.

Arguably though the main highlight for the 2014 Ulster Grand Prix superstock race winner was lapping for the first time in the 130 mph bracket.

He achieved this during the final lap of the Pokerstars senior TT lapping at exactly 130 mph as he joined the 130 mph club at TT Races.

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Already an international road race winner, Manx Grand Prix winner and Irish road race superbike champion, Dan has the talent and ability to be a winner of the prestigious solo championship race at Southern 100.

There’s no doubt that he has the machinery in Valvoline Racing by Padgetts Motorcycles Honda to propel him to solo championship victory.

With only 12 days till the Southern 100 the confirmation of Dan Kneen competing for Valvoline Racing by Padgetts Motorcycles around Billown adds an exciting extra dimension to the popular meeting.

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