Southern 100: Dunlop, Harrison Lead First Superbike Qualifying

Southern 100: Dunlop, Harrison Lead First Superbike Qualifying

Just past 6:30 PM, the opening 1000cc action of this year’s Southern 100 got underway with pretty much ideal conditions greeting competitors.

Fresh from a hat-trick of victories at Walderstown, Michael Dunlop aboard the Buildbase Suzuki set the initial pace, lapping close to the 109-mph lap-mark.

Supersport TT lap record holder Dunlop soon went faster, lapping at 111.274 mph, which equates timing wise to 2 minutes 17.499 seconds.

There was confusion regarding No.1 plate holder, reigning Solo Champion Dean Harrison’s pace, with the DAO Racing rider not registering on live timing.

Soon it was confirmed that Harrison had lapped at 110.81 mph, to go second quickest behind Dunlop.

KTS Racing Powered by Steadplan’s Jamie Coward finished third quickest whilst high-profile Billown racing returnee Davey Todd finished fourth fastest.

Positions fifth-tenth from first qualifying were banked by Dafabet Racing’s Rob Hodson, Nathan Harrison, Ryan Kneen, Irish Road Race Superbike Championship leader Michael Sweeney, Mark Parrett and PreZ Racing’s Paul Jordan.

Twenty racers overall lapped sub 2 minute 31 seconds including 19th quickest, leading S100 newcomer Gary Ford.

Photo credit: Mark Corlett

Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou

Welcome, Here at Road Racing News we pride ourselves in supplying the best and latest news on Pure Road Racing including Race Reports, Race Reviews, Interviews and live updated news. Our Aim is to supply the latest Pure Road Racing news as quickly as possible to all enthusiast of the best sport in the world. Your fantastic support and following is why we do this! Road Racing News Team.

Related Articles