Southern 100: Preview – Part 2 – Super Twin Races

Southern 100: Preview – Part 2 – Super Twin Races

World class, top calibre 650 machinery exponents are guaranteed to provide top draw Super Twin encounters, at next week’s Southern 100.

One of the major favourites for twins success at Billown, has to be Bennetts Lightweight TT runner up Jamie Coward.

Photo by Nick Wheeler

The Hebden Bridge racer as showcased by his performances at the North West 200 and TT 2019, looks at one with his KTS Racing supported ER6 Kawasaki steed.

Starting for various racing insiders, roads aficionados the one to beat in the twin races at Billown, his fellow competitors known they are competing against a rider full of confidence, and one that is in first class, formidable form.

Photo by Mark Corlett

Others like KTS Racing’s Coward capable of sealing multiple podium finishes include Rob Hodson, Jonathan Perry and TZ 250 Yamaha mounted Rhys Hardisty.

Welsh star Hardisty, although down CC wise on the Super Twins, as proven at the Colas Post TT Races can more than provide stiff opposition to the 650 CC steeds, and it wouldn’t at all be a surprise to see him next week stand at least once on the podium.

Photo by Mark Corlett

Additional confirmed entrants include 2011 Super Twins Manx GP winner Dave Moffitt, Jack Fowler, Rad Hughes, Andrew Castle, Marc Colvin and prospective Mountain Course debutant Jack Petrie.

First time Southern 100 entrants entered include Optimark Road Racing’s Xavier Denis and Dafabet Devitt Racing’s Paul Jordan, who claimed an excellent fourth place finish in last month’s Lightweight TT.

Photo by Nick Wheeler

Since their introduction into the Manx roads scene since the early 2010’s, the Super Twins class has evolved, grown in popularity and become a touch expensive!.

Most of all though, it’s continued it’s reputation as a class that regularly provides close fought, exciting, keenly contested races, that capture and some the imagination of the pure road racing fraternity.

Expect more high quality twins class competition at this year’s Southern 100, with a mix of proven class exponents, rising roads stars, Billown course stalwarts set to duke it out for victory spoils.

Words by Stevie Rial

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