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Southern 100 2018

Road racing at its best!

Experience the Isle of Man's most exciting road race

The first Southern ‘100’ Road Race meeting held in 1955. The programme was described as ambitious, with three races in 250cc, 350cc and 500cc categories; the latter a 100-mile race won by Liverpudlian Terry Shepherd on his Norton, at 78.26 m.p.h.

In the intervening sixty-two years, many future British and World Champions - riders of the calibre of Bob McIntyre, Phil Read, John Hartle, Ron Langston, Selwyn Griffiths, Con Law, Brian Reid, Kenny Harrison, Joey Dunlop, Dave Leach, Phillip McCallen, Jason Griffiths, Bob Jackson, Robert Dunlop, Ian Lougher, Guy Martin, Cameron Donald, Ryan Farquhar, Michael Dunlop and Dean Harrison have ‘cut their teeth’ around the Billown course in the south of the Island.

Sidecars were introduced into the race programme in 1962 and from the early days the ‘cream of the charioteers’ have provided the unique thrilling action that only the three-wheel crews can. Again, TT winners and World Champions have graced the meeting, from Charlie Freeman to the current Sidecar Champions, John Holden & Lee Cain. Previous Champions Tim Reeves and Patrick Farrance hold the lap record of 100.749 mph set in 2016.

Details

The race schedule* for 2018 is as follows:

Practices

Monday 9th July 6.00 pm - 9.40 pm

Tuesday 10th July 6.00 pm - 9.40 pm

Races

Wednesday 11th July 6.00 pm - 9.40 pm

Thursday 12th July (Championship race day) 9.30 am – 12.15pm & 1.00pm – 5.30pm

*Please note that this schedule is subject to change by the organisers, for example due to inclement weather.

Thursday features the prestigious Solo and Sidecar Championship Races, as well as races for the smaller capacity machines. Previous winners have included Guy Martin and Michael Dunlop. 

Further details can be found by clicking here

What's Included

  • Return air or sea travel to the Isle of Man
  • Accommodation of your choice

An ATOL Protection of £2.50 per person applied on all air-inclusive holidays.