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Barry Sheene Classic – Reigning Senior TT Champ Harrison Grabs Bennetts Classic Superbike Pole Position

Reigning Senior TT Champion Dean Harrison capped his first day of competitive action, aboard the Greenall Racing ZXR 750 Kawasaki in top draw fashion by taking pole position for the Barry Sheene Classic Bennetts Classic Superbike races.

Harrison’s late burst of pace during qualifying, which yielded a lap time of 1 minute 55.481 seconds proved enough to overhaul long term pace setter Dave Bell (1.56.129), who once again showed a potent turn of pace on the Graham Turnbull Racing OWO1 Yamaha.

Third fastest, over 3.5 seconds behind Harrison, Bell was the ever cheerful Rhys Hardisty, piloting this weekend Suzuki machinery exotica in the form of the reputable RG500 mount.

Thundersport GB front runner John Dieterman in action aboard the Baxi Ducati took fourth on the timing screens whilst respective 5th, 6th, 7th quickest Superbike Classic competitors were ‘Tommy Club’ Manx GP member Dan Ingham (2.01.326), Andy Sailor (2.02.580) and Dave Hewson (2.02.786).

Finalising the ten fastest qualifiers were Adrian Harrison (2.03.046), VRS Racing’s Brad Vicars (2.03.890) and No Limits Racing Snetterton 300 endurance podium finisher Sam Johnson (2.03.914).

The Bennetts Superbike Classic qualifying result in full, reads as follows:

1 Dean Harrison 1.55.481
2 David Bell 1.56.129
3 Rhys Hardisty 1.59.642
4 John Dieterman 2.00.814
5 Dan Ingham 2.01.326
6 Andy Sailor 2.02.580
7 Dave Hewson 2.02.786
8 Adrian Harrison 2.03.046
9 Brad Vicars 2.03.890
10 Sam Johnson 2.03.914
11 Richard Charlton 2.04.526
12 Kristian Didelot 2.05.832
13 Rad Hughes 2.06.178
14 Adam Child 2.06.618
15 Martin Ingham 2.09.327
16 Tom Weeden 2.09.987
17 Peter Boast 2.10.256
18 Colin Croft 2.10.615
19 David Suddes 2.13.317
20 Brian Clark 2.17.416
21 John Cliffe 2.19.377
22 David Murphy 2.19.489
23 Gary Graves 2.42.348

Words by Stevie Rial

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