Michael Dunlop mastered tricky conditions around Billown, to secure another dominant victory, at the 2016 Southern 100.
At the end of the seven lap race, the TT Races lap record holder was over 25 seconds in front of nearest challenger Dan Kneen, on the Mar Train Racing YZF R1M Yamaha.
Photo by Mark Corlett
Ivan Lintin finished in third place, Ivan stated that he felt he had gone for the safest tyre combination on the Devitt RC Express Racing ZX10R Kawasaki.
Seamus Elliott propelled his own teams ZX10R Kawasaki to a great fourth place finish, as he kept up his impressive form that took him to series of highly creditable results at the Walderstown Road Races.
Anthony Redmond, Green Ant Racing S1000RR BMW, enjoyed arguably the best performance of his pure road racing career to date, as he finished an impressive fifth.
Rob Hodson, PRF Racing GSX-R 1000 Suzuki, wrapped up the top six finishers.
Dan Hegarty on his own teams RTR Motorcycles ZX10R Kawasaki finished a more than creditable seventh, whilst Frank Gallagher eighth, also enjoyed a highly productive race.
Finalising the top ten finishers was Billown newcomer Alan Bonner who continues to impress and rising roads star Mark Goodings.
Additional stand out performances included Dominic Herbertson 11th, Gavin Lupton 12th, Matt Mylchreest 16th and Tom Parkes 17th.
Photo by Louis Porter
Two wins out of two for Michael Dunlop, two wins out of two for Hawk Racing, same notion to apply to tomorrow’s superbike and solo championship races?
Southern 100 – Senior Race Results:
1 Michael Dunlop
2 Dan Kneen
3 Ivan Lintin
4 Seamus Elliott
5 Anthony Redmond
6 Rob Hodson
7 Dan Hegarty
8 Frank Gallagher
9 Alan Bonner
10 Mark Goodings
11 Dominic Herbertson
12 Gavin Lupton
13 Paul Cranston
14 Paul Gartland
15 Paul Duckett
16 Matt Mylchreest
17 Tom Parkes
18 Andy Sellars
Words by Stevie Rial