BREAKING: Anthony O’Carroll to make Isle of Man road racing debut this week

BREAKING: Anthony O’Carroll to make Isle of Man road racing debut this week

Ballyduff motorcycle racer Anthony O’Carroll will make his Isle of Man debut this week. 

His entry for the Southern 100 Road Races has been accepted and he will head to the Isle of Man on Sunday morning. 

The Southern 100 runs over the famous Bilowen circuit and runs from Monday to Thursday next week. 

 All photos by Tony Quinlivan 

Monday and Tuesday are dedicated to practice and qualifying. Racing begins on Wednesday night and all day Thursday.

The four-day event will mark O’Carroll’s International road race debut too and he will race in the Supersport 600cc and Production Twin races. He will also use his down time during the next week to drive the famous TT course ahead of a potential debut there next June. 

As there are no support races in an international meeting O’Carroll will face road racing legends like Michael Dunlop and Dean Harrison on the island.

“Same races,” he said. “Just opposite ends of the time sheets.”

As a result he has cut short his plans to race in the Walderstown Race of the South this weekend. 

On Saturday he hopes to race in the non-championship support races but will have to leave the course near Athlone on Saturday evening so he can make the 2am ferry from Belfast to Douglas.

That leaves Darragh Crean and Stephen Walsh as the only two Kerry riders contesting the full Walderstown meeting. 

O’Carroll will return to Ireland next Friday morning before heading straight to Tipperary for the Faugheen road races next weekend. 

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