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Spring Cup National Road Races: Spring Delight At Last For The Bradford Bullet

Dean Harrison lifted the Bob Smith Spring Cup for the first time today, following an exhilarating display in the eight lap feature race of this weekend’s showpiece event at Oliver’s Mount.

Showing the sort of form which makes him regarded as the one to beat at all meetings at Scarborough, he lapped close to the lap record on the brand new Superstock Silicone Engineering Racing ZX-10RR Kawasaki on his way to a 57th victory at England’s only pure road racing circuit.

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Top Gun Racing’s Dan Hegarty put up a gallant defence of his Spring Cup crown, battling his way to second, in the process setting a new personal best lap time of 1 minute 45.76 seconds.

Early race leader Lee Johnston (East Coast Racing BMW) concluded the podium finishers, following an accomplished performance from the six times international road race winner.

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Daley Mathison was fourth, whilst Radcliffe’s Racing’s Jamie Coward impressed, finishing an excellent fifth in front of Lightweight TT winner Ivan Lintin (Dafabet Devitt Racing).

Mick Goodings just held off James Cowton, the leading 600 mounted competitor, on the line for 7th, with his Kilham based challenger, taking home eighth.

The top ten was completed by Tom Weeden aboard The Peoples Bike Team backed CBR 1000 Honda Fireblade, and PMH Promotions backed Mark Goodings.

Additional riders to impress included leading newcomer Craig Neve (VRS Racing) finishing 14th, plus Callum Ward securing a very respectable 16th on his own teams YZF R6 Yamaha.

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Now holding the full collection of premier Oliver’s Mount titles, Dean Harrison’s Bob Smith Spring Cup success today, marks another golden moment in the Bradford based rider’s already prodigious and hugely successful roads career.

2017 Bob Smith Spring Cup – Full Race Results:

1 Dean Harrison
2 Dan Hegarty
3 Lee Johnston
4 Daley Mathison
5 Jamie Coward
6 Ivan Lintin
7 Mick Goodings
8 James Cowton
9 Tom Weeden
10 Mark Goodings
11 Joe Thompson
12 Stephen Degnan
13 Darren Cooper
14 Craig Neve
15 Gavin Lupton
16 Callum Ward
17 Brad Vicars
18 Andy Sellars

Words by Stevie Rial