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Southern 100 – Day Four Round Up

Supersport B race:

Germany’s Thomas Gottschalk secured a deserved supersport B victory, following a high quality performance on the Colin Moore backed CBR 600 Honda.

Nearest challenger to Thomas was Dave Quine 2.132 seconds behind, who is set to in August, make his Manx Grand Prix debut.

James Hinchcliffe, double winner at last years Scarborough Gold Cup, finalised the podium finishers.

Allan Brodie, Mick Goodings and Billown newcomer David McConnachy fourth, fifth and sixth all impressed as did Steven Beale in seventh, Leon Murphy in eighth, Marc Colvin in ninth as Stephen Tobin concluded the top ten.

Southern 100 – Supersport B Race Results:

1 Thomas Gottschalk
2 Dave Quine + 2.132
3 James Hinchcliffe
4 Allan Brodie
5 Mick Goodings
6 David McConnachy
7 Steven Beale
8 Leon Murphy
9 Marc Colvin
10 Stephen Tobin
11 Andy Sellars
12 Andy Sailor
13 Dave Taylor
14 Colin Croft
15 Vic Allan
16 Chris Watson
17 Stuart Bedford
18 Brian Clark
19 Alan Johnston
20 Robert Nelson

Super Twins Race 2:

Just like last night’s super twins race, Ivan Lintin was once again in blistering form on the Devitt RC Express Racing ER6 Kawasaki, as he made it a super twins double at the 2016 Southern 100.

Finishing almost nine seconds clear, Ivan it’s fair to say is the dominant force on 650 machinery, at present on the roads.

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Photo by Louis Porter

James Cowton gelling quickly with his new 650 mount the Mcadoo Racing/Gortreagh Printing backed ER6 Kawasaki, finished second as Rob Hodson secured third.

Rhys Hardisty was again mixing it with the 650’s on his RS250 Honda in fourth, Jamie Coward finished fifth whilst Billown newcomer Adam McLean sixth once again impressed.

Completing the top ten on the leader board where Dean Osborne, Jonathan Perry, JHS Racing’s Dave Moffitt and Brad Vicars.

Southern 100 – Super Twins Race 2 Results:

1 Ivan Lintin
2 James Cowton
3 Rob Hodson
4 Rhys Hardisty
5 Jamie Coward
6 Adam McLean
7 Dean Osborne
8 Jonathan Perry
9 Dave Moffitt
10 Brad Vicars
11 Jamie Hodson
12 Richard Charlton
13 Tom Robinson
14 Rad Hughes
15 David McConnachy
16 Anthony Leach
17 Tom Snow
18 Jordan McFerran
19 Jason Corcoran
20 Robert Nelson

125/400 Race 2:

Seamus Elliott secured his third Southern 100 victory, with success in the second 125/400 race.

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Photo by Louis Porter

Seamus held off the challenge of race one winner Darryl Tweed, who has made a very, very impressive Billown debut.

Adrian Kershaw sealed the final spot on the podium, additional notable performances included Mick Goodings 4th, Dan Sayle propelling the Moto 3 Honda to fifth, Dave Taylor sixth and Michael Russell on the JAP Racing Honda in seventh place.

Tony Limer, Paul Robinson on the Joey’s Bar Racing RS125 Honda, Adam McLean finished eighth, ninth and tenth, as they completed the top ten during a thoroughly entertaining race.

Southern 100 – 125/400 Race 2 Results:

1 Seamus Elliott
2 Darryl Tweed
3 Adrian Kershaw
4 Mick Goodings
5 Dan Sayle
6 Dave Taylor
7 Michael Russell
8 Tony Limer
9 Paul Robinson
10 Adam McLean
11 Rikki McGovern
12 Rad Hughes
13 Paul Gartland
14 James Caswell
15 Adam Jones
16 Andrew Cowie
17 Adrian Gordon
18 Tom Snow
19 Aaron Mellish
20 Stephen Ault

Sidecar Championship:

No doubt about this years Southern 100 sidecar championship race was one of the best sidecar races, ever witnessed around Billown.

At the end of a quite gripping and momentous race it was Tim Reeves/Patrick Farrance who secured race victory, after passing long time race leaders Ben Birchall/Tom Birchall on the final lap.

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Photo by Mark Corlett

Finishing behind the Birchall brothers in third, where John Holden/Andrew Winkle in the Silicone Engineering/Barnes Racing backed outfit.

The top three finishers, all on the sixth lap, lapped in excess of 100 mph, a unique moment around Billown, the first 100 mph laps from sidecar outfits.

The new sidecar lap record holders around Billown is Tim Reeves/Patrick Farrance, following lap speed of 100.749 mph.

Wayne Lockey/Mark Sayers finished a fine fourth, Tony Baker/Shelly Smithies where fifth, Steve Ramsden/Matty Ramsden recorded a more than creditable sixth place finish.

Rounding out the top ten finishers where Greg Lambert/Kenny Cole, Roy Hanks/Kevin Perry, Darren Hope/Lenny Bumfrey and Peter Alton/Keith Brotherton.

Southern 100 – Sidecar Championship Race Results:

1 Tim Reeves/Patrick Farrance
2 Ben Birchall/Tom Birchall
3 John Holden/Andrew Winkle
4 Wayne Lockey/Mark Sayers
5 Tony Baker/Shelly Smithies
6 Steve Ramsden/Matty Ramsden
7 Greg Lambert/Kenny Cole
8 Roy Hanks/Kevin Perry
9 Darren Hope/Lenny Bumfrey
10 Peter Alton/Keith Brotherton
11 John Chandler/Dicky Gale
12 Brian Kelly/Jason O’Connor
13 Doug Chandler/Julie Canipa
14 Alan Warsden/Marc Maier

Senior Support Consolation Race:

Brad Vicars underlined his status as one of the rising stars at the Southern 100, with senior support consolation race victory.

Piloting the AJB Racing CBR 600 Honda, he held off a determined challenge from Michael Evans, who is set to later in the year make his Manx Grand Prix debut.

S1000RR BMW mounted Andy Sellars finished third as supersport B race winner Thomas Gottschalk finished in fourth place.

David McConnachy culminated his Southern 100 debut with an excellent fifth place finish, Jonathan Perry was sixth, Dennis Booth seventh, Dave Quine eighth, 2015 newcomers A Manx Grand Prix winner Peter Wilkinson was ninth, Steven Beale wrapped up the top ten.

Southern 100 Senior Support Consolation Race Results:

1 Brad Vicars
2 Michael Evans
3 Andy Sellars
4 Thomas Gottschalk
5 David McConnachy
6 Jonathan Perry
7 Dennis Booth
8 Dave Quine
9 Peter Wilkinson
10 Steven Beale
11 Allan Brodie
12 Stefan Wauter
13 Richard Stubbs
14 James Hinchcliffe
15 Stephen Tobin
16 Leon Murphy
17 Billy Mellor
18 Dave Taylor
19 Colin Croft
20 Chris Watson

Superbike:

Michael Dunlop made it four wins from four starts, during the 2016 Southern 100, with another dominant victory on the Hawk Racing S1000RR BMW, this time in the superbike race.

Emerging victorious by in excess of 19 seconds, the first rider to lap the Mountain Course under 17 minutes, has been in a league of his own this week.

With a number of high profile non starters which included Dean Harrison, Ivan Lintin and Dan Kneen, this represented the chance for many to stand on the podium.

Securing second place was Ryan Kneen on the Charmer Builders backed ZX10R Kawasaki, a great performance from a rider, who is established amongst the Isle of Man’s leading pure road racers.

Dan Hegarty, RTR Motorcycles Racing ZX10R Kawasaki battled his way to a tremendous third place finish, in completing the podium finishers.

Seamus Elliott was next up in fourth on his own teams ZX10R Kawasaki, he was followed by Mark Parrett, Rob Hodson, Mark Goodings, Frank Gallagher, Dominic Herbertson and Mick Goodings tenth, on the Motorcraft Conversions backed CBR 1000 Honda Fireblade.

Overall a quite brilliant 2016 Southern 100, it will be remembered for the great sidecar battles, up and coming stars moving up a level and the master classes from Michael Dunlop.

Southern 100 – Superbike Race Results:

1 Michael Dunlop
2 Ryan Kneen
3 Dan Hegarty
4 Seamus Elliott
5 Mark Parrett
6 Rob Hodson
7 Mark Goodings
8 Frank Galllagher
9 Dominic Herbertson
10 Mick Goodings
11 Paul Cranston
12 Gavin Lupton
13 Matt Mylchreest
14 Paul Gartland
15 Paul Duckett

Words by Stevie Rial

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