In imperious form, Silicone Engineering Racing’s Dean Harrison added another major class success to his already stellar, impeccable Scarborough racing CV, with victory in the opening Classic Superbike race of this weekend’s Barry Sheene Classic.
Although it’s been nearly two years since he last raced at England’s sole course, it was clear from the practice, qualifying sessions that Harrison had lost none of his midas touch around the fabled Oliver’s Mount circuit.
Quickly into the groove in this afternoon’s Classic Superbike encounter, ZXR 750 Kawasaki mounted Harrison proved untouchable from lap two on-wards within the eight lap race, ultimately claiming race honours by in excess of 45 seconds!
Race runner up behind Senior TT winner Harrison, after problems for early lead chaser Dave Bell was fellow multi International Road Race champion, good friend Lee Johnston.
Concluding the top three finishers alongside Harrison, Supersport A race 1 winner Johnston was Scarborough returnee Dave Hewson.
Kristian Didelot placed an excellent fourth, Allan Brodie claimed fifth as Andrew Jackson rounded out the top six finishers.
Remaining race finishers were Colin ‘Crofty’ Croft, Brian Clark and opening Supersport B race 1 victor Paul Marley.
Words by Stevie Rial