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Duke Road Race Rankings Round 14

Thursday's feature race was, arguably, one of the best ever witnessed in the 54-year history of the Southern 100
Hydrex Honda's Guy Martin finally got his hands on the Southern 100 Championship trophy when he won Thursday's 9-lap race around the 4.25-mile Billown circuit on the Isle of Man.

Having finished second in 2005, 2006 and 2007, Guy got the better of Ryan Farquhar by just over one tenth of a second after a thrilling contest to add his name to the famous trophy for the first time and this rounded off his week in perfect fashion having taken two runner-up spots earlier in the week.

Thursday's feature race was, arguably, one of the best ever witnessed in the 54-year history of the Southern 100 as Guy, Ryan Farquhar, Michael Dunlop and Conor Cummins battled constantly throughout the 9 laps. With perfect conditions on the Island, positions were exchanged at nearly every corner but in the closing stages Guy managed to get a small gap over his pursuers and although Farquhar closed rapidly on the final lap, Guy just had enough to hold him off, getting the win by 0.163s; indeed, less than three quarters of a second separated the quartet at the chequered flag.

Guy's Solo Championship victory along with two second places in the other 'Superbike' races moves him into ninth place in the Duke Rankings, a climb of ten places.

The remaining rounds in July are Jurby South Road Races in the Isle of Man, followed by the Kells International Road Races and Faugheen Road Races in Southern Ireland.


Related Pictures

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Guy Martin leads through Church Bends in Championship Race (Richard Radcliffe)
Keith Amor
Peter Hickman
William Dunlop at the Tandragee 100
Ryan Farquhar and William Dunlop at the Tandragee 100
Ryan Farquhar on the SGS/KMR Kawasaki Superstock machine
Guy Martin on the Tyco BMW at the Scarborough Spring Cup meeting
William Dunlop on the Tyco BMW
Alastair Seeley on the Tyco BMW
Alastair Seeley on the rostrum at the North West 200
Guy Martin leads Michael Dunlop at the Cookstown 100
Dean Harrison on the Mar-Train Yamaha at the Cookstown 100
Dean Harrison celebrates with the Mar-Train Racing team after winning the Senior race at the Scarborough Spring Cup meeting
Guy Martin in action at Scarborough
Gary Carswell
Dean Harrison with the new Mar-Train Racing Yamaha YZF-R1M
Ivan Lintin during practice for the Lightweight TT in 2014
Guy Martin testing the Tyco BMW at Almeria in Spain

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