The Steampacket sponsored Southern 100 races will he held on the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th of July, 2018.
2018 ISLE OF MAN STEAM PACKET SOUTHERN 100 CHAMPIONSHIP DAY RACE RESULTS
Darryl Blake Construction Sidecar Championship
1 Tim Reeves/ Mark Wilkes
2 John Holden/ Lee Cain
3 Peter Founds/ Jevan Walmsley
4 Alan Founds/ Jake Loather
5 Lewis Blackstock/ Patrick Rosney
6 Conrad Harrison/ Andy Winkle
7 Darren Hope/ Lenny Humfrey
8 Steve Ramsden/ Matty Ramadan
9 Karl Bennett/ Maxime Vasseur
10 Greg Lambert/ Julie Canipa
11 Alan Warner/ Ian Tennant
12 John Chandler/ Doug Chandler
13 Alan Warden/ Marc Maier
Hunts Motorcycles Solo Championship Race
1 Dean Harrison
2 Ivan Lintin
3 Davey Todd
4 James Cowton
5 Michael Evans
6 Ryan Kneen
7 Adam McLean
8 Sam West
9 Michael Sweeney
10 Mark Parrett
11 Jamie Coward
12 Adrian Harrison
13 Brendan Farther
14 Mark Goodings
15 Paul (potchy) Williams
16 Barry Furber
17 Stephen McKnight
18 Matt Mylchreest
19 Alan Connor
Steam Packet Company 125/400cc Race
1 Adrian Kershaw
2 Mark Goodings
3 Dan Sayle
4 Rad Hughes
5 Paul Gartland
6 Steven Moody
7 Vic Allan
8 Neil Pearson
9 Tom Snow
10 Andy Sailor
11 Pete Gibson
12 Adrian Skaife
13 Yvonne Montgomery
14 Dave Woolams
15 Neil Lloyd
16 Kevin Murphy
Ocean Motor Village 250/650cc Race
Charles Rhys Hardisty
Ace Hire & Sales Sidecar Race
Tim Reeves/ Mark Wilkes
Alan Founds/ Jake Loather
Conrad Harrison/ Andy Winkle
Peter Founds/ Jevan Walmsley
Lewis Blackstock/ Patrick Rosney
Darren Hope/ Lenny Humfrey
Lee Crawford/ Scott Hardie
Karl Bennett/ Maxime Vasseur
Estelle LeBlond/ Melanie Farnier
Nigel Smith/ Chris McGahan
Alan Warner/ Ian Tennant
John Chandler/ Doug Chandler
Maria Costello/ Sarah Stoke
Alan Warden/ Marc Maier
Island Aggregates Senior Race
Paul (potchy) Williams
Pole Position Travel 600cc Race B
S&S Motors 600cc Race
Charles Rhys Hardisty
Paul (potchy) Williams
STATEMENT ISSUED ON BEHALF OF THE SOUTHERN 100 MOTOR CYCLE RACING CLUB
The Southern 100 MCRC, organisers of the Southern 100 International Road Races, regret to announce that following an incident involving four-competitors at Stadium Bends during the 600cc Challenge race, Driffield rider, James Cowton succumbed to his injuries.
The other riders involved, Ivan Lintin is in a critical condition, whilst Jamie Coward has shoulder injuries and Mickey Evans leg and arm injuries.
Southern 100 Racing extends it sincere condolences to family, relatives and friends of James Cowton at this very sad time.
The organisers are carrying out a full investigation in conjunction with Isle of Man Constabulary into the circumstances of the incident on behalf of the Coroner of Inquests.
HARRISON AT THE DOUBLE
Dean Harrison made it a double around Billown on Wednesday evening as he added the Radcliffe Butchers 600cc Race to his earlier victory in the premier class.
With a stellar display of road racing prowess, the Silicone Racing Kawasaki rider was close to race record pace as he duked it out McAdoo Racing’s Adam McLean, who finished in second place.
James Cowton, also riding for McAdoo, finished in third place.
Radcliffe Butchers 600cc Race results
Charles Rhys Hardisty
LINTIN WINS AT BILLOWN AFTER DOMINANT SUPERTWINS DISPLAY
Ivan Lintin set alight the Steam Packet Southern 100 as he won the Mike Kerruish Plumbing- 250/ 650cc race this evening at Billown ahead of James Cowton and Joey Thompson.
Lintin, with the fastest lap of the race at 2:26.203s / 104.649mph, never looked in trouble throughout and crossed the line with a healthy winning margin of 8s over McAdoo Kawasaki mounted Cowton.
Riding his Dafabet Racing 650cc Kawasaki, Lintin produced a great display for the fans lining the Colas Billown track and reinforced his credentials as the man to beat in the Supertwin class.
Adam McLean crossed the line in third but was dropped back to fifth spot after overtaking under yellow flags.
Charles Rhys Hardisty
HARRISON WINS THE ELLAN VANNIN FUELS SENIOR RACE AT BILLOWN
Dean Harrison romped to a sensational victory this evening at the Colas circuit in Billown with a 3.57s winning margin over Dafabet Racing’s Ivan Lintin. McAdoo Racing’s James Cowton was in third place.
Harrison led throughout and was masterful as he produced lap after lap of road racing brilliance. With a fastest lap of 112.799mph, the Silicone Racing rider never looked in trouble and crossed the line take his first win of the week.
Michael Evans, who had for so long looked as though he had a podium in the bag, slid off at Ballabeg but was reported as being ok.
“We didn’t prepare wet tyres last night so I made amends tonight. All is ok on track and conditions are good but I felt my way around the few damp patches. All good and glad to have won.”
1 Dean Harrison
2 Ivan Lintin
3 James Cowton
4 Davey Todd
5 Adam McLean
6 Rob Hodson
7 Ryan Kneen
8 Mark Parrett
9 Seamus Elliot
10 Sam West
GARTLAND AND KERSHAW GRAB VICTORY AT THE SOUTHERN 100
After the thrilling opening race on Tuesday evening at Billown, fans were treated to another two great races in the Corlett’s Trophies 600/1000cc 1b and the Station Garage 125/400cc Race.
In a supremely tight encounter, Northern Irishman Paul Gartland won out a tight knit battle with Barry Furber, crossing the line a mere 0.13s ahead of his rival. Dennis Booth was in third place.
In the 125/400cc race which was the last race of the evening, Adrian Kershaw took victory ahead of Mick Goodings. Just like the previous two races, it was a close encounter and a race long battle with the winning margin this time only two tenths of a second.
Paul Gartland, who earlier took victory in the second race of the evening, rounded out the podium places.
Corlett’s Trophies 600/1000cc 1b
Station Garage 125/400cc Race
Photo credit: Road Racing Daily
HODSON SHINES AT THE SOUTHERN 100
JGH Racing’s Rob Hodson won an enthralling Corlett’s Trophies 600/1000 race at the Colas Billown course after a titanic battle with no less than five riders vying for glory going into the final lap.
It was a reduced race at the Southern 100 down from seven laps to five as rain hit the circuit shortly before racing was due to get underway.
When the riders eventually got going the fans lining the course were treated to some truly close and gripping road racing.
Hodson, on his BMW S1000RR wasn’t in contention in the early stages of the race as Michael Evans set the pace up front, but by the last lap Hodson made his move at Cross Four Ways.
In second place was Cookstown Burrows Engineering rider and Southern 100 newcomer Davey Todd. Todd had shown pace throughout the race and like Hodson, made his move on the last lap to secure a well deserved runners up spot.
Michael Evans, who for so long looked as though he may have the race in the bag, rounded out the podium places.
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
Photo: Road Racing Daily
HARRISON SETS EARLY PACE
Defending Southern 100 champion solo Dean Harrison was quickly up to pace as he set the early pace on Monday evening’s practice session at the Colas circuit in Billown.
I’m perfect conditions all around the course, the current Superbike TT lap record holder was in superb form, posting an unmatched time of 2.16.78s providing the Silicone Engineering rider a 1.5s advantage over fellow Englishman Ivan Lintin.
1 Dean Harrison 2.16.780
2 Ivan Lintin 2.18.322
3 Rob Hodson 2.18.641
4 James Cowton 2.19.876
5 Adam McLean 2.20.240
6 Michael Evans 2.20.614
7 Ryan Kneen 2.23.289
8 Mark Parrett 2.23.416
9 Davey Todd 2.23.825
10 Mark Goodings 2.25.146
Dafabet Racing’s Ivan Lintin topped the Supertwin time sheets ahead of McAdoo Racing’s James Colton and Roy Hanna Motors mounted Adam McLean.
In the middleweight stakes it was that man Harrison who once more made the running with James Cowton nipping at his heels on the McAdoo Racing Kawasaki only two tenths of a second further back. Michael Evans, having an impressive run during Monday practice was in third and looked particularly fast through Church Bends.
John Holden and Lee Cain made the running in the Sidecar class with a 1.5s advantage over Tim Reeves and Mark Wilkes. Lewis Blackstock and Patrick Rosney were in third place.
CHAMPIONS RETURN TO DEFEND THEIR SOUTHERN 100 TITLES
Last years’ Southern 100 Solo and Sidecar Champions have confirmed their intentions to return to the Colas Billown Course to defend their prestigious titles at the 2018 International races spon- sored by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company.
Team Silicone Engineering’s competitors Dean Harrison, John Holden and Lee Cain set a unique piece of history last year, becoming the first team to take both the Southern 100’s most prestigious titles, the Solo and Sidecar Championships, both sponsored at the time by Manx Gas.
Dean Harrison will be endeavouring to keep his hands on the Ennett Memorial Trophy, although one man from Ballymoney, Michael Dunlop will be doing his utmost to wrestle the title and trophy back for the fourth time, having previously won the championship in 2011, 2012 and 2106.
Neither Dean or Michael can expect the Hunts Motorcycles Solo Championship race and the others leading up to it to be a dual between the two of them, as in every race they are entered in there are another 26 competitors looking to take the chequered flag and the honour that goes with winning.
Regular Southern 100 entry, James Cowton is very likely to be mixing it with the current and previous champions, now that he is on the McAdoo Kawasaki machines, whose earlier riders, Bob Jackson and Ryan Farquhar have taken the championship. McAdoo’s newest signing, Adam McLean showed he likes the Colas Billown Course, winning the 600cc race in the Post TT Races and will no doubt be continuing this form and making his presence felt.
Jamie Coward, Yorkshire neighbour to James Cowton, are good friends and rivals and their race battles are renewed almost race by race and will continue without a break during the three days racing, no doubt joined by Lincolnshire rider Ivan Lintin.
The Young-guns will also be wanting to enhance their personal cv’s. Ian Lougher’s rider Joey Thompson is already a race winner at Billown; Newcomer and TT Privateer Champion Davey Todd, along with Brian McCormick and Michael Sweeney are more than capable of upsetting current form.
Local interest will fall upon Ryan Kneen, riding no. 14 in memory of his brother Dan. Jamie Williams who is being mentored by 35 times Billown course winner Chris Palmer, Dean Osborne and Dan Sayle who will only be riding in the Lightweight races. Dan will have the likes of Paul Robinson, Alistair Haworth, Seamus Elliot and the Gooding brothers Mick and Mark to contend with.
Like Dean Harrison, John Holden and Lee Cain took their first Sidecar Championship last year and have every intention of holding onto The Peel Engineering and Oates/Molyneux Trophies after the eight lap Daryl Blake Construction Sidecar Championship Race on Thursday afternoon.
However, it won’t be an easy task as three times winner in 2013, 2015 & 2016 Tim Reeves will be wanting his name back on the prestigious trophy. This year Tim has his 2015 winning passenger Mark Wilkes back in the chair with him.
The ambitions of the two crews could easily be overturned by the likes of Wayne Lockey / Kenny Cole, and Conrad Harrison and Andy Winkle, second and third last year, plus Steve and Matty Ramsden along with another previous winner Greg Lambert and Julie Canipa.
The quality of the Sidecar entry is second to none and should guarantee some breath-taking racing around the 4.25-mile Colas Billown Course on Wednesday evening and Thursday afternoon on Championship Day.
DAVEY TODD TO MAKE HIS SOUTHERN 100 DEBUT
Cookstown Burrows Engineering rider Davey Todd will make his debut next month at the Steam Packet Southern 100 International Road Races taking place on the Colas Billown Circuit.
The rising roads star has been enjoying an outstanding season thus far picking up best newcomer awards at both the North West 200 and the Isle Of Man TT.
The 22 year old Englishman, under the tutelage of team boss John Burrows, has seen his stock rise after some truly superb performances, the finest of which saw him finish the Senior TT in a terrific 9th place, lapping the famous mountain course at over 128mph.
In only his second year of real road racing, the Saltburn rider will contest the Southern 100 aboard the always expertly prepared Burrows Suzuki machinery.
Not only impressing with his speed on the bike, Davey has shown real maturity and road racing nowse off the bike with a measured approach helping to further underline his winning potential. His credentials are no longer in dispute.
Now the second fastest newcomer in TT history, Todd will expect to be mixing it with the very best when racing gets underway next month at the ‘Friendly Races’.
The Steampacket sponsored Southern 100 races will he held on the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th of July, 2018.
SOUTHERN 100 BIKER MARSHALS CAN WIN A SET OF NEW TYRES
Marshals who use their motorcycles to travel to the Colas Billown Circuit for marshalling at this year’s Southern 100, are invited to enter a prize draw for a new set of tyres.
Five sets have been made available from METZELER and winners will be drawn by TIM GLOVER on MANX RADIO during commentary on Championship Race Day Thursday.
The lucky winners will receive their vouchers during Southern 100 Presentation Night in Castletown Square the same day 12th July.
To enter the draw. Please request and complete an entry form on marshal’s sign on night the 5th July at Morton Hall or, for our visiting marshals when you sign on at the marshal’s trailer in the Clubhouse car park.
Metzeler Provide Tyre Sponsorship
Leading tyre manufacturer Metzeler are providing special tyre sponsorship to the ‘rising stars’ of road racing who will have been racing at the recent Radcliffe’s Post TT Road Races and the forthcoming Isle of Man Steam Packet International Southern 100 Road Races in July.
Three competitors received their awards at the end of the Radcliffe’s Post TT Road Races from Southern 100 Rider’s Liaison Officer, Chris Palmer.
Winsford’s Jonathan Perry, along with Manxies Jamie Williams and Ryan Kneen received certificates which can be exchanged for a set of Metzeler Racing Tyres of their choice.
A further seven certificates will be awarded to up and coming competitors, who are not contracted to any tyre supplier at the Isle of Man Steam Packet International Southern 100 Road Races.
Chris Palmer said: ‘It is a marvellous gesture by Metzeler – tyres are one of the most expensive items when it comes to racing on the roads, and the three lads were delighted to receive their voucher sand couldn’t thank Metzeler enough.’
In addition to the total of ten sets of racing tyres, Metzeler are supplying to the ten competitors, a further five sets of road tyres will be given to motorcycle riders, who marshal at the Southern 100 on July.
Chief Marshal, Peter Chadwick said: ‘We are extremely grateful to Metzeler for their generous offer – five of our marshals, who regularly ride bikes will receive certificates that can be exchanged for a set of road tyres for their machine.
‘The marshals are volunteers, as are all the officials at the Colas Billown Circuit, and to be able to pass on this offer by Metzeler is a small recognition of the excellent effort the ‘orange army’ provide to ensure the friendly races are a success and hopefully encourage other people to volunteer and join our ranks.’
Peter continued: ‘The five lucky marshals will be announced live on Manx Radio by Tim Glover, on Championship Day, Thursday 12th July.’
Photo caption: Jamie Williams in action at the 2018 North West 200
INFORMATION FOR RIDERS WISHING TO CONTEST BOTH THE SKERRIES 100 AND SOUTHERN 100 INTERNATIONAL ROAD RACES
With the Country Crest / Des D’Arcy Skerries 100 Road Races and the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company Southern 100 International Road Races being held over six consecutive days, Saturday and Sunday 7th & 8th July and Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th July, riders who are wanting to compete at both events have been contacting both race organisers, the Loughshinny Supporters Club and Southern 100 Racing regarding travel arrangements from the Island of Ireland.
The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company have three sailings from Ireland over the period of the 8th – 10th July as follows:
Sunday 8th July: Belfast 02:00 - Douglas 06:45
Sunday 8th July: Dublin 11:15 - Douglas 14:10
Tuesday 10th July: Belfast 10:45 - Douglas 13:30
Regulations for the Southern 100 International Road Races allow riders who have been racing at the Skerries 100 Road Races and have raced on the Colas Billown Course previously to arrive on the Tuesday afternoon and practice to qualify on the Tuesday evening.
However, Newcomers to the Southern 100 must be on the Isle of Man to practice on the Monday evening, 9th July.
Loughshinny Official Wayne Hall said:
‘Loughshinny Motorcycle Supporters Club would like to thank George Peach and Southern 100 Racing for working with us on this matter. We are delighted that a solution could be found, which will allow most riders to compete at both Skerries 100 and the Southern 100 if they wish to do so. We would like to wish Southern 100 Racing every success with their event this year.’
Full information on both the Skerries 100 Road Races and the Southern 100 International Road Races can be found on their respective official websites:
www.loughshinnymotorcycleclub.com & www.southern100.com,
Full information on sailings to and from the Isle of Man via the IOM Steam Packet Company website: www.steam-packet.com
Photo by RCphotos
Hunt’s Provide New Marshals Tabards
With the first of the three ‘pure’ road races held on the Colas Billown Course annually, the Blackford Financial Services Pre-TT Classic Road Races just five weeks away, the Southern 100 Marshals Association have been provided with new tabards.
The tabards which will be worn by all marshals when on duty around the 4.25-mile course have been generously sponsored and provided by Hunt’s Motorcycles of Manchester as part of their continued involvement with the Southern 100 Racing organisation.
Managing Director of Hunt’s John Brown said:
‘We are delighted to be able provide these tabards for the Southern 100 Marshals who do such a fantastic job in making sure that the event runs so smoothly every year.’
Hunt’s major sponsorship is with the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company Southern 100 International Road Races, where they are the title sponsors of the feature Southern 100 Solo Championship Race.
They are also sponsoring a Supersport 600cc Challenge Race, which will bring the curtain down on the friendly races’ which the July races have become known over the years.
Chief Marshal, Peter Chadwick said:
‘The Southern 100 Marshals Association is greatly indebted to John Brown and Hunt’s Motorcycles for their generous sponsorship of the 106 tabards.
‘The tabards are an important part of a Marshals ‘kit’ in ensuring they are visible at all times to competitors – especially during an incident.’
The Blackford Financial Services Pre-TT Classic Road Races take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday 25th, 26th & 27th May, followed by the Radcliffe Butchers Post TT Road Races on Saturday 9th June and the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company Southern 100 International Road Races on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th July 2018.
Photo by Ryan Crawley
George Peach Elevated to Chairman
At the March Director’s Meeting of Southern 100 Racing long-time Club & Race Secretary, George Peach was unanimously voted as Chairman of the organisation.
George was presented with his chain of office by retiring Chairman and President Phil Taubman MBE before chairing his first of very many monthly and other meetings.
George Peach becomes the sixth Chairman of the ‘friendly races’ since the event was first run in 1955.
George Peach joined the Committee of the Southern 100 in 1982, twelve months after the club had taken over the running of the ‘friendly races’ from the Southern Motorcycle Club.
On joining the committee, he also took on the role of Deputy Chief Club Marshal and continued in the position until 1989 when he took over as Club and Race Secretary, a position he held up to his election to Chairman.
George will continue as Race Secretary for the three road race meetings the club organises annually on the Colas Billown Course, the Blackford’s Pre-TT Classic Road Races; the Radcliffe’s Post TT Road Races and the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company Southern 100 International Road Races.
After being elected to the position of Chairman, George said:
‘I have some big boots to follow in Phil Taubman and the late Derek Nicholson and I will attempt to keep up the standards set by both.’
Other officials elected for the year were Treasurer, Richard Haddock and Rachel Palmer as Club Secretary.
Newcomers Dominate Early Southern 100 Entries
No less than seven newcomers and one event newcomer are amongst the 39 entries received in the first few days of entries being received for the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company Southern 100 International Road Races 2018.
Two of the seven riders are from Germany and Belgium. Mike Bammann has entered a 1000 Yamaha in three races, whilst his Belgian neighbour Jean-Pierre Polet has also entered three races on his 1000 BMW.
Littleborough, Lancashire rider, Stephen Bostock will ride his 600 Honda in two races, with Anthony Harrison from Hyde in Cheshire is entered in four races on a 400 Honda and a 650 Kawasaki.
Suzuki rider Richard Eglin from Derby takes in three races.
Jack Petrie who hails from Christchurch in Devon has a double entry in the 650 races, whilst close neighbour Paul Riley from Shepton Mallet, Somerset competes in the Sidecar races with Andrew Haynes as his passenger.
Making his debut in the Southern 100, although he has competed on the Colas Billown Course previously is Wednesbury, West Midlands competitor Neil Lloyd, who has a double entry in the 400cc races.
Photo credit: Southern 100
Southern 100 Racing are pleased to announce that an additional race will be added to the 2018 Isle of Man Steam Packet Company Southern 100 International Road Races.
The new race will be titled, The Hunts Motorcycles 600cc Challenge Race and will be run on Championship day, Thursday 12th July.
The race will be for Solo Machines of over 450cc but not exceeding 600cc four cylinder, four stroke, 675cc three cylinder four stoke and 750cc twin cylinder four stroke machines.
Entries will be by invitation from the fastest 28 riders from Race 5 for machines of similar capacity from the Wednesday evening and Race 7 on Thursday morning, plus four competitors selected by the race organisers.
The Hunts Motorcycles 600cc Challenge Race will carry a prize fund of £3,345.00 with £900.00 for the winner and will be run over seven laps and bring the curtain down on the 2018 Isle of Man Steam Packet Company Southern 100 International Road Races.
Race Secretary, George Peach said:
‘We are delighted to welcome Hunts Motorcycles of Manchester as a valued sponsor of this new race in the Southern 100 race programme.
‘600cc racing is extremely competitive and will provide fans with close and exciting racing to add to their Southern 100 experience.’
John Brown, Managing Director of Hunt’s Motorcycles said: ‘Here at Hunts Motorcycles we are fans of real roads events and have visited the Southern 100 many times in the past, always finding a warm welcome and enjoying fantastic racing. We are delighted to be able to sponsor this new race and look forward to a long association with the club and event’.
The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company Southern 100 International Road Races 2018 take place on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th July.
Full details can be found on the official website: www.southern100.com or on
Southern 100 Road Races Hunts Motorcycles
Photo taken by Ryan Crawley of RCphotos. Thank you Ryan.