Drawing entries from the world’s road racing elite the event is also known as one of the ‘must see’ races of the season with fans.
The 4.25-mile course, made up of narrow, fast public road closed for the occasion, makes for fast and close racing which sees superbikes lapping at average speeds in excess of 110mph - no mean feat when racing elbow-to-elbow with your closest rivals !
2016 saw Michael Dunlop and his BMW Superbike on dominant form, eager to add to his growing tally of solo championship titles.
Dean Harrison and Ivan Lintin, both with reputations for success on the Billown Course, were out to make sure Dunlop didn’t get away scot free and local stars Dan and Ryan Kneen were more than up for a fight.
The sidecar class featured as much, if not more, talent - including two crews who had won F1 world titles.
Tim Reeves and his very experienced passenger Patrick Farrance showed superb form, leading the charge in the Sidecar Championship event becoming one of three crews to become founder members of the ‘100mph club’ !
The Official Review brings you highlights of the races from 250cc to Superbike and Sidecar Championships.
You may have been fortunate enough to have been one of the thousands who surrounded the 4.25-mile Billown Course - this DVD will revive your lasting memories of an excellent Southern 100 in 2016 and assist with the all too frequent withdrawal symptoms.
If you missed attending - the programme will ignite your enthusiasm to ensure you make every effort to attend the 20167 Southern 100, which incidentally will take place Monday to Thursday 10th - 13th July.
The 2016 DVD 109 minutes long, will also help in whiling away the long winter evenings until the new road racing season fires-up in 2017.
Or you may want to add it to your collection of Southern 100 DVD’s which have been produced annually since 1995 by Greenlight TV and Duke.
The Southern 100 2016 Road Races DVD costs - Duke £16.99 Postage Free, or via the Southern 100 website (http://www.southern100.com) £16.99 - Order today !