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Southern 100 – Facts Round Up

Round up of many an interesting fact, from the 2016 Southern 100.

Leading Honda and supersport 600 mounted rider in the solo championship was James Cowton, who finished in 12th place on the Cowton Racing by Radcliffe’s CBR 600 Honda.

Dean Harrison’s back to back supersport victories, made it five wins in three years around Billown on supersport machinery, for the 2014 lightweight TT winner.

Only seven riders lapped in excess of 110 mph during this years Southern 100, they where Michael Dunlop, Ivan Lintin, Dan Kneen, Dean Harrison, Seamus Elliott, Jamie Coward and Ryan Kneen.

Leading the Suzuki challenge in the super twin races was Dean Osborne, who recorded series of seventh place finishes.

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Photo by Nick Wheeler

First time winners around Billown where Darryl Tweed, Thomas Gottschalk and Brad Vicars.

Michael Dunlop’s tally of victories at Billown in the 2010’s moves up to 19, following his dominant performances in the 600/1000, senior, superbike and solo championship races.

The Triumph challenge in the supersport races was lead by Darryl Tweed, who wrapped up highly creditable seventh and eighth place finishes.

There are three new members of the very exclusive new 100 mph laps club for sidecar duo’s, they are Tim Reeves/Patrick Farrance 100.749 mph, Ben Birchall/Tom Birchall 100.682 mph and John Holden/Andrew Winkle 100.179 mph.

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Photo by Louis Porter

Only six different makes of machinery took to the grids at Billown, Honda, Suzuki, Yamaha, BMW, Triumph and Kawasaki.

RC Express Racing move up to six Southern 100 victories, following Ivan Lintin’s world class display’s in the super twin races, on the teams immaculate ER6 Kawasaki.

Colin Stephenson, VRS Racing YZF R6 Yamaha lead the Yamaha challenge in the supersport races, as he secured impressive third and fifth place finishes.

Michael Dunlop’s four wins in a week, where also Hawk Racing’s first victories around Billown.

Six of the top ten finishers in the solo championship, where ZX10R Kawasaki mounted.

Only one rider was competing on CBR 1000 Honda Fireblade machinery in the solo championship, Oliver’s Mount specialist Mick Goodings.

Words by Stevie Rial

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