| 2001 Southern 100 - Latest News
The Southern 100 Committee intend to run full Race
Programme, as was originally planned for July, with
prize money totalling nearly £20,000 should their
meeting go ahead at the re-scheduled dates in
With co-operation from the Steam Packet Company the
scheduled sailing to Belfast on Sunday 16th September
has been changed, to facilitate people involved with
this years Southern '100' Road Races wishing to return
to Northern Ireland. The SeaCat will now leave Douglas
at 17.30 hours.
Everyone who has already booked on the ferry for the
original Southern dates can change their booking by
quoting Code [MR/SMR] and the booking will be changed
to new times in September.
The premier race of the meeting, the Solo Championship
will now be run as the opening race on the Sunday
afternoon - thus allowing competitors who have to
return to adjacent Islands to embark their sailings on
Competitors are selected from the Senior and Junior
Solo Founders and Senior and Junior Solo Races which
will be run on the preceding day, Saturday.
Secretary of the Meeting George Peach Said: " We are
keeping everything crossed that the races will now go
ahead, we have a cut off date on 10th August, when a
decision will be taken, however I would urge all
competitors to enter now. No cheques will be banked
until we know for sure that the races will take place.
"The indications are that we will have full grids for
most races and we look forward to receiving entries as
soon as possible."
There are fears that the entry might be effected by
running the meeting as what will be the last Road Race
of the year and due to the fact that it will be a busy
time for riders who may be involved at the Manx Grand
Prix, Scarborough and Killalane.
However Pre race favourites for the main honours in
both Sidecars and Solos's, Dave Molyneux and Ian
Lougher respectively, will definitely take part should
the event go ahead. Adrian Archibald may be forced to
put off his comeback due to his busy schedule at that
time of the year.
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