Southern 100 commentator Maurice Mawdsley has died

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VETERAN Southern 100 Road Races commentator Maurice Mawdsley has died, club chiefs have announced.

The long-time voice of Billown had been stationed at the start-finish line on Castletown Bypass – then a double-decker bus – in what was supposed to be a one-off in 1988.

But nearly three decades later and over 10 years after the main commentary was moved from the old Isle of Man Transport bus to the present Race Control buildings, Mawdsley switched off his microphone for the final time in 2016.

“Maurice Mawdsley was the voice of the Southern 100 for nearly 30 years and everyone enjoyed listening to his knowledgeable and informative commentaries,” said Club Chairman George Peach.

“He witnessed and described brilliantly two unique milestones: the first 100 mph lap by Brian Reid in 1983 and the first 100mph laps by the sidecars in 2016, his final year, when Ben/Tom Birchall, Tim Reeves/Patrick Farrance, and John Holden/Andy Winkle broke the barrier on the same lap within split-seconds of each other.”

Southern 100 Racing pass on their sincere condolences to his wife Marilyn and their family and friends at this sad time. Maurice Mawdsley will be missed, but his contribution to the success of the races on the Billown Course and his friendship will be long remembered and highly regarded.

*Image: Ellan Vannin Images

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