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Southern 100: Herbertson Joins S100 Winners Circle, Following Exhilarating Super Twins Battle

Dominic Herbertson joined for the first time the Southern 100 race winner’s circle, following a quite exhilarating Mike Kerruish Plumbing 250/650 race.

Favourite for class honours, TT Privateers champion Jamie Coward was in control of the seven lap race, prior to crashing out of contention at Church Bends on lap three.

Following Coward’s misfortune, this allowed his KTS Racing team mate Rob Hodson and Dafabet Devitt Racing’s Herbertson to battle it out for race spoils.

There was nothing in it throughout laps four and five between the 650 Kawasaki mounted duo, whilst the sixth and final lap provided more first rate action.

Photo by Mark Corlett

Come the completion of one of the all time great twin class Billown battles, it was ultimately 2018 Junior Classic TT champion Herbertson who edged out Hodson for race victory, by only 0.020 of a second! The sixth closest finish in Southern 100 history.

Jonathan Perry rounded out the rostrum finishers, whilst lead newcomer Optimark Road Racing’s Xavier Denis claimed an excellent fourth place finish.

Photo by Mark Corlett

Others to enjoy productive race stints included fifth, sixth, seventh place finishers respectively Dave Moffitt, triple Manx GP winner Michael Evans and Reds Garage backed Anthony Redmond.

Finalising the first ten finishers were Jack Fowler and VRS Racing’s Brad Vicars, whilst overall 23 racers completed the six lap race.

Remaining finishers from the Mike Kerruish Plumbing 250/650 race, is as follows:

1 Dominic Herbertson
2 Rob Hodson
3 Jonathan Perry
4 Xavier Denis
5 Dave Moffitt
6 Michael Evans
7 Anthony Redmond
8 Richard Charlton
9 Jack Fowler
10 Brad Vicars
11 Marc Colvin
12 Adrian Kershaw
13 Paul Gartland
14 Gavin Brown
15 Sean Seddon
16 Garth Woods
17 Tom Snow
18 Adrian Skaife
19 David Jones
20 Andrew Castle
21 Bradley Wilson
22 Neil Mason
23 Laurence Cummins

Words by Stevie Rial

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