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Barry Sheene Classic – Day 3 Wrap Up

Bennetts Classic Superbike:

Alongside securing a fourth Barry Sheene Trophy success, Dean Harrison took his overall tally of Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough wins to 88 after a further brace of Bennetts Classic Superbike victories.

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Respectively 7.455, 10.267 seconds ahead of tenacious lead pursuer Dave Bell in the third, fourth yesteryear Superbike race stints, it was five wins from his first five race starts for Greenall Racing. What could have been achieved at this year’s Classic TT Races?

Andy Sailor, Sam Johnson grabbed top three class finishes after respective close fought battles with Tom Weeden and Dan Ingham.

Feature race first three finisher, Baxi Ducati’s John Dieterman added a pair of top five’s to his weekend’s racing resume whilst Guy Martin’s sole big bike race action from Sunday, the third Superbike Classic race, concluded with a ninth place finish.

Classics A,B & GP 350:

James Hind made it four successive Classics A,B & GP 350 combined victories on Sunday afternoon, to showcase further why many regard him as a persistent future Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough front runner.

Hind and the Dennis Trollope Racing didn’t have it all their own way in the third two strokes, GP2 600, Moto 3, 350 themed race, with Welsh roads favourite Rhys Hardisty providing prominent opposition.

Headed by Hardisty on lap two, lap three saw Hind back in front and from here he controlled proceedings, ultimately emerging victorious 9.823 seconds.

Hardisty took second plus acquired the fastest lap of the race (2.05.680) whilst third place went to Class A front runner Peter Boast.

The fourth and final Classics A,B & GP 350 encounter would prove a much more comfortable success for Lightweight Manx GP lap record holder Hind, who took the honours by almost 14 seconds.

Class A pace setter Boast took second, Chris Moore placed third whilst GP 350 honours were banked by sixth place finisher, Scarborough newcomer John Hannaford.

Classics 500/750:

There was no stopping great racing all-rounder Peter Boast in Classics 500/750 combined action, as the flat track racer supreme completed a quadruple of class triumphs.

‘Boasty’ and his K1 500 Honda steed were on top song yesterday, taking in style 500/750 races three and four victories, over truly top draw competition which included:

2019 Junior Classic TT winner Jamie Coward, who despite having to start at the back of the grid in yesterday’s races, took the Ted Woof/Craven Manx Norton incredibly to second, third place finishes.

Classics racer great Alan Oversby enjoyed an excellent run to second in the fourth and final 500/750 encounter whilst others to show good form included race 3 top three finisher Mark Purslow, respective 750 front runners Harley Rushton & Andy Hornby.

Supersport B & C Races:

There was two first time double Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough winners on Sunday, as Mark Jackson and Michael Rees powered to back to back C, B class Supersport wins.

Sheffield’s Jackson, 2018 Newcomers B Manx GP winner Rees, proved too strong for their respective class exponents, enjoying race winning margins all in excess of 1.3 seconds.

Aside from Jackson, Rees, racers not mentioned yet to acquire top three, top five C, B Supersport top three finishes yesterday were:

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Obsession Engineering backed Martin Morris, MV Agusta mounted David Murphy, road racing returnee Tom Robinson, Dan Booth, Paul Drinkwater, Lewis Buckerfield and 118 plate holder, Bennetts Classic Superbike front runner Andy Sailor.

Words by Stevie Rial

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