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Southern 100: Dunlop Holds Off Kneen To Retain Senior Race Title

Michael Dunlop as on Tuesday night, this evening just held off a determined challenge from Dan Kneen to retain the Senior race title, at the Southern 100.

Only headed briefly on lap 1, the 15 times TT winner underlined again tonight, why he is an absolute maestro around the fast flowing but also bumpy Billown circuit.

A new race lap record of 114.17 mph on the Bennetts Suzuki, set on the seventh and final lap, was enough to hold off DTR’s Kneen, who also topped the 114 mph mark.

Photo by Mark Corlett

Radcliffe’s Racing’s Jamie Coward set a new personal best lap time of 2 minutes 15.272 seconds to finish third, whilst McAdoo Racing’s James Cowton lead the Kawasaki challenge in fourth place, having got the better of two times Lightweight TT winner Ivan Lintin.

Rob Hodson was a fine sixth, as Billown newcomer PRL Worthington Racing’s Sam West, hugely impressed in finishing seventh.

Wrapping up the first ten finishers was Michael Russell, PMH Promotions backed Mark Goodings and recent Open race winner at Walderstown, Derek McGee.

Outside of the top ten, added notable performances included Anthony Redmond 11th, Frank Gallagher 15th and Manxman Jamie Williams in 16th.

It’s also worth noting, that Silicone Engineering Racing’s Dean Harrison was a non starter, due to problems afflicting his big bike Kawasaki mount.

Southern 100 – Senior Race Results:

1 Michael Dunlop
2 Dan Kneen
3 Jamie Coward
4 James Cowton
5 Ivan Lintin
6 Rob Hodson
7 Sam West
8 Michael Russell
9 Mark Goodings
10 Derek McGee
11 Anthony Redmond
12 Mark Parrett
13 Daley Mathison
14 Davy Morgan
15 Frank Gallagher
16 Jamie Williams
17 Dan Hegarty
18 Michael Evans
19 Mick Goodings
20 Stephen McKnight
21 Andy Sailor
22 Allan Brodie
23 Thomas Gottschalk
24 Paul Gartland
25 Mark Pattinson
26 Alan Connor
27 Billy Mellor
28 Tom Parkes
29 Andy McAllister

Words by Stevie Rial

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