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MCE Insurance Ulster Grand Prix: Harrison Wins Frantic Around A Pound Superbike Race

Newly crowned world’s fastest road racer Dean Harrison, secured his first Ulster Grand Prix win, with victory in a quite frantic Around A Pound Superbike race.

With feature Superbike front runners Bruce Anstey and Peter Hickman both encountering, this left Harrison, Dan Kneen and Conor Cummins to duke it out for race honours.

There was nothing in it throughout, with the Kawasaki, BMW, Honda mounted riders all closely matched.

Bradford’s Harrison though, was in determined mood, moving on the sixth and final lap, from third to first, to seal his 18th win of the 2017 pure roads season.

Photo by Rod Neill

More importantly though it’s his first win at Dundrod, and Silicone Engineering Racing’s maiden success at the world’s fastest road race.

Dan Kneen got the better of fellow Manxman Conor Cummins for second, whilst Michael Dunlop’s challenging MCE Insurance Ulster Grand Prix, culminated with a gritty fourth place finish on the Bennetts Suzuki.

Cookstown BE Racing’s Derek Sheils finished fifth, whilst David Johnson and Jamie Coward sixth and seventh, both concluded a productive day at Dundrod in positive fashion.

PRL Worthington Racing’s Sam West bagged an excellent eighth place finish, as Ivan Lintin and two times Junior Manx GP winner Michael Sweeney accumulated the final positions within the top ten.

Another quite mesmerising race at the Ulster Grand Prix; what a day it’s been on the fast flowing, iconic roads of Dundrod.

MCE Insurance Ulster Grand Prix – Around A Pound Superbike Race Results:

1 Dean Harrison
2 Dan Kneen
3 Conor Cummins
4 Michael Dunlop
5 Derek Sheils
6 David Johnson
7 Jamie Coward
8 Sam West
9 Ivan Lintin
10 Michael Sweeney
11 Phil Crowe
12 Dominic Herbertson
13 Frank Gallagher
14 David Jackson
15 Xavier Denis
16 Mark Parrett
17 Michael Booth
18 Dave Hewson
19 Seamus Elliott
20 Fabrice Miguet
21 Alan Connor
22 Patricia Fernandez
23 Eric Wilson
24 Stephen McKnight
25 Dave Woolams

Words by Stevie Rial