Southern 100: Rob Hodson Wins Five Rider Battle For Corlett’s Trophies 600/1000 Race Honours

Southern 100: Rob Hodson Wins Five Rider Battle For Corlett’s Trophies 600/1000 Race Honours

Finishing on top out of a gripping final lap five rider battle for race honours, JGH Racing’s Rob Hodson claimed a popular maiden Colas Billown course success in the Corlett’s Trophies 600/1000 race.

Reduced to five laps, a quite compelling race saw S1000RR BMW mounted Hodson, who held third place at the completion of lap four, move over half a second clear by Cross Four Ways on the fifth and final lap.

From here the 2015 Super Twins Manx GP champion kept up a consistent relentless pace, to ultimately take race spoils by just over the three seconds mark.

Photo by Nick Wheeler

Race runner up was Cookstown BE Racing’s Davey Todd, who it’s fair to say although an event newcomer, hasn’t surprised many with his pace and form so far this week at Billown.

Concluding the rostrum finishers was Wilcock Consulting Racing’s Michael Evans, whilst fellow majority race pace setter Dafabet Devitt Racing’s Ivan Lintin dropped back to fifth on lap five behind McAdoo Kawasaki’s James Cowton.

Sixth place finisher Jamie Coward aboard the PreZ Racing Yamaha lead the Supersport 600 challenge, as Seamus Elliott, Team ILR’s Joe Thompson, Stephen McKnight and Tim Poole wrapped up the first ten finishers.

In total just 17 riders completed a race held in the absolute epitome of tricky conditions, with parts of the Colas Billown course wet, damp and dry.

None starters for the opening race of the 2018 Steam Packet Southern 100 included Mark Parrett, Ryan Kneen and pole sitter, reigning Solo champion Dean Harrison.

Race results, are as follows:

1 Rob Hodson
2 Davey Todd
3 Michael Evans
4 James Cowton
5 Ivan Lintin
6 Jamie Coward
7 Seamus Elliott
8 Joe Thompson
9 Stephen McKnight
10 Tim Poole
11 Brendan Fargher
12 Stephen Parsons
13 Rhys Hardisty
14 David McConnachy
15 Alan Connor
16 Andy Sailor
17 Nathan Harrison

Words by Stevie Rial

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