Southern 100: Supertwin sweep for Herbertson

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DOMINIC Herbertson made a clean sweep of the Southern 100 Supertwin races with victory in the Ocean Motor Village 250/650 race.

The Dafabet Devitt Racing rider led every lap to cross the line almost 20 seconds clear of trouble, while his race rival Rob Hodson suffered a DNF.

While Hodson got the best launch off the front row as he, Jonathan Perry and Herbertson made an early bid for the holeshot, Herbertson was back in front as the pack hit Cross Four Ways in a repeat of yesterday’s scrap.

Michael Sweeney had soon got the better of Perry back in the battle for third, but Herbertson and Hodson dragged away from the field to lead by over six seconds as just half a second separated them in the battle for first.

Herbertson began eking out a few tenths as he stretched the gap over Hodson, but Hodson clawed it all back and with two laps to go, he had just 0.463sec to find.

But with just over a lap to go, Herbertson found his lead extended as Hodson ran into issues and was forced to retire, handing Sweeney second ahead of the battle for third between newcomer Xavier Denis and Manxman Michael Evans.

As Herbertson crossed the line over 19sec clear of Sweeney, Denis snatched some silverware on his Southern 100 debut as he held on to take third.

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