Southern 100: Stats Round Up

Southern 100: Stats Round Up

Full round up of many an interesting statistic, from a record breaking 2017 Southern 100.

Dean Harrison’s Solo Championship success, takes his tally of wins at the ‘Friendly Races’ up to 13.

The Bradford based rider, also moves his total of victories during his 2017 roads campaign to date, to 17, largely helped by his dominant display’s at Oliver’s Mount.

Photo by Mark Corlett

Alongside the Silicone Engineering Racing rider, Dan Kneen and new outright lap record holder Michael Dunlop, are now in a very select group of riders to lapped the famous Billown course, at in excess of 115 mph.

Bennetts Suzuki’s Dunlop also provided Suzuki with a first Southern success, since Guy Martin’s Solo Championship victory in 2014.

The 15 times TT winner additionally also holds now the unique honour, of been the fastest rider in history at Billown, the Triangle, the Mountain Course, Armoy and Frohburg in Germany.

Ivan Lintin’s back to back Super Twin victories, made it six wins from six starts within the Lightweight class from 2015 through to 2017, for the Dafabet Devitt Racing competitor.

This also moves RC Express Racing’s total of Southern 100 victories up to nine.

John Holden/Lee Cain became the fifth different winner of the Sidecar Championship, in the 2010’s to date having been declared winners of a quite dramatic seven lap race.

The Triumph challenge in the feature Supersport races was lead by Rob Hodson, who secured series of eighth place finishes, aboard his own teams Trumpet.

Kawasaki’s in ZX-6R, ZX6R trim dominated the premier 600 encounters, four of the top five finishers in each of the races, been Kawasaki mounted.

Riders to step onto rostrum for the first time at the Southern 100, included Supersport C, Senior Support and Junior Support race winners Jack Fowler, Alan Connor and David Howard.

Plus fellow event debutants Team ILR’s Joe Thompson, Stephen Parsons, Stephen Smith, Tommy Henry, Mark Pattinson and Bob Masters.

In total 14 riders, topped the 107 mph mark in the blue riband Solo Championship, which saw Top Gun Racing’s Dan Hegarty lead the Honda challenge, finishing in sixth place.

Words by Stevie Rial

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