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Southern 100 first practice report

Bright skies and dry weather greeted competitors for the opening practice for this years Southern 100 road races in Castletown, Isle of Man. Fastest in the 600/1000 class was Guy Martin on the Tyco Suzuki by TAS superbike closely followed by Michael Dunlop on his Honda Fireblade. 3rd was the in form Ryan Farquhar on his Kawasaki followed by Conor Cummins on the Tyco Suzuki by TAS superbike now fully recovered from his hand injury that kept him out of the TT races this year. 5th place in practice went to Russ Mountford on the Northpoint racing Honda Fireblade rounding out the top 6 was multiple times winner around the Billown course Ian Lougher on his ILR racing Kawasaki superbike.

The full top 10 for first practice in the 600/1000 race saw Davy Morgan 7th fastest, Scott Wilson 8th fastest Mark Parrett 9th fastest and Michael Pearson rounding out the top 10. Fastest newcomer was Dean Harrison who had a brilliant TT this year on his new Kawasaki zx-10 r superstocker. 2nd fastest newcomer and 2nd fastest inthe 650 class on his debut around the Castletown based circuit was Jamie Hamilton on the KMR kawasaki superstock bike.

 

 

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