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    Southern 100 Racing is delighted to announce that Daryl Blake Construction Ltd of Port St Mary are to be the new headline Race Sponsor for the Southern 100 Sidecar Championship Race.

    Sidecars were first raced on the 4.25-mile Colas Billown Course in 1962 and over the years those watching have witnessed many close and no-holds barred racing between the crème de-la creme of the sidecar crews, many of which have been or become TT, British and World champions.

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    Southern 100 Racing are pleased to confirm that the 2018 Official Media Launch of the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company Southern 100 International Races, the Blackford Financial Services Pre-TT Classic Road Races and the Radcliffe Butchers Post TT Road Races will be broadcast live on Manx Radio.

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    Mansfield brothers Ben and Tom Birchall contested the two races in the Isle of Man Southern 100 F2 Sidecar class last week resulting in a resounding win in the first race and a DNF in the Championship race on Thursday.

    Starting the first race on Wednesday from a second row grid position the Mitchells of Mansfield supported riders got a good start to the six lap Ace Hire and Sales F2 Sidecar event to nip through into second place. As they crossed the line to start lap two there was less than a second separating the first four outfits with all four running inside the existing lap record.

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    The planned programme of events, as seen on the Southern 100 website

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    From Phil Edge we have the full results of Monday night practice at the Southern 100 in timekeepers on the forum here- and please don't forget Mark Dennis' stirling efforts in there keeping everything up to date from all the meetings he can find! 

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    The current Southern 100 Sidecar Championship driver, Tim Reeves returns to the Billown Course to defend his Championship Title, with 2015 winning passenger, Mark Wilkes back in the chair.
    However, the tree-time Southern 100 Champion will not find an easy-option in retaining his title as he will be up against no less than four other Sidecar Championship winners!
    Most recent, the 2012 winners, brothers Ben & Tom Birchall are presently enjoying their 2017 season, winning both the Sidecar TT Races and enjoying a  commanding lead in the World F2 Championship.
    Both crews will have to contend with 6-time Southern 100 Sidecar Champion, Dave Molyneux, who has Dan Sayle in the chair, although this ‘pairing’ have yet to win the coveted title together!

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    Regulations and Entry Forms for the 2017 Blackford Financial Services Pre-TT Classic Road Races have only recently become available and already race organisers have received over 100 entries which includes a number of newcomers to the popular races.

    Most popular class in the eight race programme at present is the Junior (350cc) with 22 entries with the Senior (500cc) race attracting 17, whilst the 250cc/350cc Singles race has 16.

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    For those who may be interested - at this year’s Blackfords Pre TT Classic Races 26th, 27th & 29th May 2017 Post Classic sidecars and F350s are now eligible. 

    Click read more for more details and the link to the Pre TT Classic Entry Form page.. 

     

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    One of the most exciting Sidecar races in the history of the Southern 100 was witnessed by thousands of fans who had spread themselves outaround the Billown Course on Championship Day 2016, Thursday 14th July.

    The outright Sidecar lap record had stood to Nick Crowe and Dan Sayle since 2007, just shy of the 'magic' 100mph at 99.778mph, a time of2m 33.341 s.

    In ideal conditions 19 Sidecar crews lined up on the grid on Castletown By-Pass ready for the challenge of eight hectic laps around the 4.25-milecourse - certainly not one for the faint hearted!

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    For the second successive year, Tim Reeves took victory in the Southern 100 Sidecar Championship and, together with Patrick Farrance, set a new outright lap record on Thursday afternoon of 100.749mph around the challenging Billown circuit.

    The Team Klaffi Honda/F13K Cancer duo were part of a superb four-way battle for the lead with fellow World Champions Ben and Tom Birchall, John Holden/Andy Winkle and Dave Molyneux/Dan Sayle and although the latter retired at the end of lap three, the remaining three crews fought for supremacy.

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    Following their double win at Snetterton in the British championship on Sunday, Mansfield brothers Ben and Tom Birchall travelled directly to the Isle of Man where they took part in qualifying on Monday evening for the two sidecar races at the Southern 100 meeting and going on to take a second and third place in two thrilling races.

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    The timesheets for tonight's practice sessions at the Southern 100 are now in the Timekeepers section on the forum here 

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    ITV4 have confirmed the broadcast date for the Southern 100 International Road Races as Wednesday 20 th July, 2016 commencing at 20.00 hrs. (8.00pm).

    Isle of Man company Greenlight TV has the secured a prime time slot on ITV4 and ITVHD.

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    Current Southern 100 Solo Champion Guy Martin has confirmed to Race Organisers that he will not be at this year's Isle of Man Steam Packet Company Southern 100 International Road Races which commence on Monday evening 11 th July.

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    Southern 100 Racing, organisers of the Post TT Road Races are pleased to announce that a new sponsor has been secured for the Post TT Road Races.

    Radcliffe Butchers of Castletown have taken on the role of ‘Title Sponsor’ for the popular event which has brought the curtain down on the TT Races since 1991.

    Chris Lennon, Managing Director of the business said: ‘When I heard that the club were looking for a sponsor for the Post TT Races, it was an opportunity to continue Radcliffe’s association and support for the Southern 100 Racing organisation.

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    Knaresborough sidecar racers John Chandler and Karl Schofield have enjoyed a successful year, having joined forces half way through the season aboard their Shelbourne Yamaha outfit. Taking a runners up placing in the Darley Moor Championship (despite missing half of the rounds), and having a trouble-free week at the Southern 100 races on the Isle of Man, they are looking to build on these results for 2016.