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In a heartwarming gesture, photographers Tracey and Juan Harrison have surprised Southern 100 sidecar newcomers Jim and Ben Gale with a £500 cheque, aiming to support the Peel and Ballabeg brothers’ inaugural outing at the iconic Isle of Man road racing event. The duo will debut on Wednesday evening, piloting their 4everRR 790 Ireson KTM outfit, and make a second appearance in the Daryl Blake Construction Sidecar Championship Race, marking the thrilling conclusion to the 2024 Isle of Man Steam Packet Company Southern 100 Road Races.

Isle of Man’s Southern 100 Road Races are set to offer a new fan park experience in Castletown Square, featuring live race footage, rider chat shows, competitions, and the traditional prize presentation. This collaboration between Southern 100 Racing, Castletown Commissioners, and ELS Isle of Man promises an immersive celebration of the beloved ‘friendly races’ for fans and locals alike.

On July 7th, the Southern 100 Road Races will start with a ‘Memorial’ ride out, where participants will take two laps of the course, culminating at the picturesque Kirk Malew Church for a poignant service. With the Castletown Metropolitan Silver Band providing stirring music and a beautiful floral display dedicated to the legendary Billy Redmayne, this year’s event promises to be an unforgettable experience for riders and fans alike.

The Southern 100 road racing event on the Isle of Man is set to welcome a diverse array of international riders for its 2024 edition, continuing the event’s long-standing tradition of attracting competitors from around the world. With solo riders, sidecar crews, and a sidecar passenger hailing from countries like Finland, Belgium, France, the United States, and Canada, the ‘friendly races’ are poised to deliver thrilling action on the iconic Billown circuit.

In the buildup to the prestigious TT racing events, an exciting weekend unfolded, featuring a mix of familiar faces and newcomers vying for top honors. Notably absent was Phoenix Open and Powerbike series leader George Edwards, who opted to wild card at Donington Park in BSB Stock1000, creating opportunities for the likes of Dan Nelmes, Dave Mackay, and Chris Pope to close the gap.

As the ACU Championship enters its next rounds, the points standings have taken a dramatic turn, with reigning champion Bobby Varey dropping to 5th place after a dismal performance at Cadwell Park, allowing Jim Hind to take the lead. However, with the TT RACES taking center stage, Hind’s attention is divided, leaving the door open for the other 250 riders to close the gap.

In the fast-paced world of MotoGP, Marc Marquez reflects on the challenges of sustaining a long and successful career, as fellow veteran Aleix Espargaro prepares to retire. Marquez, who is set to join the factory Ducati squad next year, expresses concerns about the exceptionally high competitive level in the series and the impact of the machine on a rider’s performance.

On a sun-drenched Sunday at the Isle of Man TT, Peter Hickman made history by matching Mike Hailwood’s record of 14 TT wins, winning a thrilling RST Superbike race that saw lead changes, retirements, and a new outright lap record. Riding for Monster Energy BMW by FHO Racing, Hickman charged to victory on the final lap, beating Davey Todd and Dean Harrison on the iconic Mountain Course.