Southern 100: Stats/Facts

Southern 100: Stats/Facts

* Thursday afternoon’s Hunts Motorcycles Solo Championship race, was Peter Oates last race as Clerk of The Course at the Southern 100.

* Just three racers gained 1000cc, Supersport A, Supersport Challenge podium finishes, Davey Todd, Dean Harrison and Michael Dunlop.

* With success in the final Supersport A race, Michael Dunlop took his tally of Southern 100 victories to 22, one more than the amount of Billown course triumphs achieved by his legendary Uncle Joey Dunlop.

* Now a 25 times event winner, Dean Harrison is just seven behind Ian Lougher’s leading Southern 100 wins total of 32.

* Already widely reported, yesterday’s record breaking, history making feature race encounter was the first sub 20 minute Solo Championship race in history.

* Overall 47 solo racers this week have recorded 100 mph + lap speeds.

* In total 21 racers secured podium finishes including French competitors Yann Galli and Kevin Rousseau.

* Fastest Colas Billown course newcomer was Anthony O’Carroll, who registered a best lap speed of 103.228 mph.

* Top Yamaha exponent in all 1000cc races not including the Solo Founders encounter was KTS Racing Powered by Steadplan’s Jamie Coward.

* Piloting a nine year stock spec steed, popular roads returnee Russ Mountford led the Triumph runners presence in the Supersport Challenge race, claiming a top 12 finish.

* Just eight nations had representation this week.

* Five of the top seven finishers from the Sidecar Championship race, were Honda powered.

Photo credit: Mark Corlett

Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou

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