• Stevie Rial

Southern 100: Founds/Walmsley Power To Sidecars Qualifying Victory



Following the Supersport challengers latest qualifying stints, attentions turned towards who would take P1 in the battle for Sidecar pole position.


You could have made a case for multiple driver/passenger partnerships gaining this accolade, ultimately though nothing could stop FHO Racing’s Pete Founds/Jevan Walmsley.


Their fourth timed lap, saw the second fastest TT crew in history break the 100-mph mark, lapping at 100.731 mph.


A shade over 3 seconds in arrears to Founds/Walmsley were Tim Reeves/Kevin Rousseau (98.617) whilst third fastest was the vastly experience, TT winning pairing of John Holden/Dan Sayle (97.056).


Completing the six on the live timing leader board were Greg Lambert/Andrew Haynes, Conrad Harrison/Andy Winkle and Michael Russell/Liam Gordon.


Unfortunately, not long after Founds/Walmsley tumultuous feat, the session was red-flagged.


With the session not re-starting, Founds/Walmsley, Reeves/Rousseau, Holden/Sayle were the confirmed top three from second Sidecars qualifying.


Southern 100 – Sidecars second qualifying result:


(Personal best lap time located near driver/passengers name)


1 – Pete Founds/Jevan Walmsley – 2.31.890 2 – Tim Reeves/Kevin Rousseau – 2.35.145 3 – John Holden/Dan Sayle – 2.37.641 4 – Greg Lambert/Andrew Haynes – 2.41.333 5 – Conrad Harrison/Andy Winkle – 2.42.074 6 – Michael Russell/Liam Gordon – 2.48.323 7 – Alun Thomas/Kenny Cole – 2.48.969 8 – Michael Jackson/Jake Roberts – 2.49.115 9 – Dave Quirk/Karl Schofield – 2.50.546 10 – Darren Hope/Lenny Bumfrey – 2.51.572 11 – Paul Riley/Jody James – 2.54.749 12 – Derek Lynch/Anthony Mcdonnell – 3.00.737 13 – David Marshall/Mark Gash – 3.03.424 14 – Nigel Smith/Ian Tennant – 3.06.016


Photo credit: Mark Corlett


Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou