‘The Southern 100’ offers thrilling racing and talent on par with the World’s most famous races.
In the South of the Isle of Man, the Colas Billown Course is a short but exceptionally fast 4.25-mile race, allowing international racing champions to show the extreme power of their two-wheeled machines, and their talent and prowess riding them.
With Solo and Sidecar competitions, the Southern 100, also known as the ‘friendly races’ has seen records repeatedly broken since the races first took place in 1955. 2018 saw yet another year of nail-biting close competition.
Entries Now Open
The entries for the race bookmarking the TT fortnight are now open and the Southern 100 Club is now accepting entries for both the Pre TT Classic and Post TT Road Races.
While the classic scraps will run over Friday, Saturday and Monday May 24th, 25th and 27th, the modern battles will run solely on Saturday, 8th June, immediately following the Isle of Man’s busiest two weeks of the year.
Southern 100 Racing, organisers of the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company Southern 100 International Road Races are to make a number of changes to their racing classes for the 2019 event which takes place Monday to Thursday 8th – 11th July. The main change is the dropping of the ‘Ultra-Lightweight’ 125cc/400cc class from the programme along with the discontinuation
of the Support races.
However, with the increasing number of entries being received for 600cc machines, the organisers are to include an additional race for this class. Clerk of the Course, Peter Oates explained: ‘The Club took the decision to drop the 125/400 races, mainly due to the ever-falling number of entries being received, not only at Billown but at other ‘pure’ road races and concerns by the Technical Officials of the age and standard of the machines being presented for pre-race examination.
For entry forms and full regulations, head to www.southern100.com
Entries for the Pre TT close on March 30, while Post TT hopefuls have until May 7.
*Feature Image: Paul Soulby