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Farquhar wins Southern 100 double

Ryan Farquhar
In 2008, Farquhar topped the Duke Road Race Rankings for the third time

Ryan Farquhar added two more Southern 100 wins to his 2009 tally on Wednesday with victories in both the 1000cc and 600cc races.

The Northern Irish rider now has three wins following Tuesday's triumph.

Wednesday's opener was another three way battle between Farquhar, Guy Martin and local rider Conor Cummins with less than a second separating the trio.

During the race, Manxman Cummins set an absolute lap record around the 4.25 mile Billown Course of two minutes 16.382 seconds.

Farquhar also won the 600cc race with Michael Dunlop second and Welshman Ian Lougher third.

Meanwhile, William Dunlop set a new track record on his way to victory in the 2500cc race with Lougher second local rider Chris Palmer third.

Steven Coombes and Paul Knapton won the sidecar race on the 600 Ireson Honda.


Results - Wednesday 15 July

Southern 100 Road Races

Six lap 1000cc

1. Ryan Farquhar - 1000 KMR Kawasaki - 13:52.169

2. Guy Martin - 1000 Hydrex Honda - 13:52.452

3. Conor Cummins - 1000 McAdoo Kawasaki - 13:52.925

New Lap Record (2:16.382) for 1000 by Conor Cummins. ABSOLUTE LAP RECORD

Four lap 250 cc

1. William Dunlop - 250 Honda - 10:08.878

2. Ian Lougher - 250 Barnes Special - 10:09.025

3. Chris Palmer - 250 Mannin Collection Honda - 10:17.673

New Track Record (2:28.211) for 250 by William Dunlop.

Six lap 600 cc

1. Ryan Farquhar - 600 KMR Kawasaki - 14:21.979

2. Michael Dunlop - 600 Yamaha - 14:22.026

3. Ian Lougher - 600 Blackhorse Yamaha - 14:23.538

New Track Record (2:21.060) for 600 by Michael Dunlop.

Three lap 125cc

1. Chris Palmer - 125 Mannin Collection Honda - 9:18.222

2. Ian Lougher - 125 Jackson Special - 9:18.609

3. William Dunlop - 125 Honda - 9:18.900

Six lap sidecar

1. Steven Coombes / Paul Knapton - 600 Ireson Honda - 16:14.897

2. Ian Bell / Carl Bell - 600 LCR Yamaha - 16:15.390

3. Roy Hanks / Dave Wells - 599 Rose II Molyneux - 16:31.570



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see also
Farquhar wins Southern 100 opener
15 Jul 09 |  Motorsport
Farquhar to ride for KMR Kawasaki
12 Feb 09 |  Motorsport
Southern 100 opens with wet start
14 Jul 09 |  Motorsport
Lougher hungry for more success
09 Jul 09 |  Motorsport
Top road racers bound for Billown
06 Jul 09 |  Motorsport
Lougher secures double TT success
13 Jun 09 |  Motorsport
Southern 100 announce new sponsor
20 Mar 09 |  Motorsport
Southern 100 Races format changed
06 Jan 09 |  MotoGP


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