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Barry Sheene Classic – Top 40 Quickest Competitors

No less than 43 racers dipped under the 2 minutes mark at not only the first Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough meeting of the year but also the first UK road race event of this decade, the Barry Sheene Classic.

The fastest lap time of the meeting, was set during the 30th and final race, the fourth Supersport class A encounter.

On route to a fourth successive feature Supersport triumph, Ashcourt Racing’s Lee Johnston PB lap time of 1 minute 49.683 seconds proved just enough to take him top of the overall fastest lap time standings.

Runner-up to the reigning Gold Cup Champion, DC Racing’s Mike Norbury came within under 0.164 of ‘General Lee’s lap time, lapping at 1 minute 49.847 seconds.

The third and final racer to go sub 1 minute 50 seconds from the three days of race action was none other than Scarborough racing maestro Dean Harrison.

Photo by Gary Howlett

Harrison’s best lap time aboard the Greenall Racing ZXR 750 Kawasaki (1.49.758) places him overall second quickest racer behind good friend Johnston and just ahead of the ever improving Norbury.

Fastest Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough newcomer was Team ILR with Mark Coverdale’s James Hind (1.51.297) whilst additional ‘Mini TT’ debutants leaving Scarborough with impressive lap times included Harry Jackson (1.56.090) and Supersport B race 2 victor Aran Sadler (1.56.963).

The overall forty fastest competitors from the Barry Sheene Classic, read as follows:

1 Lee Johnston 1.49.683
2 Dean Harrison 1.49.758
3 Mike Norbury 1.49.847
4 Joe Akroyd 1.50.304
5 Dominic Herbertson 1.50.594
6 James Hind 1.51.297
7 Jamie Coward 1.52.102
8 Tom Weeden 1.52.217
9 Brad Vicars 1.52.377
10 David Bell 1.53.013
11 Rob Hodson 1.53.131
12 Ian Lougher 1.54.556
13 Ben Shuttlewood 1.54.609
14 Callum Ward 1.54.771
15 Richard Charlton 1.54.913
16 Steven Haddow 1.55.095
17 Sam Johnson 1.55.596
18 Dan Harrison 1.55.791
19 Harry Jackson 1.56.090
20 Russell Brook 1.56.604
21 Toby Shann 1.56.609
22 Daniel Forbes 1.56.671
23 Don Gilbert 1.56.763
24 Julian Tillotson 1.56.773
25 Rad Hughes 1.56.784
26 Aran Sadler 1.56.963
27 John Dieterman 1.57.023
28 Dan Ingham 1.57.295
29 Paul Marley 1.57.343
30 Keith Pringle 1.57.553
31 Dan Booth 1.57.599
32 Michael Rees 1.57.627
33 Stephen Degnan 1.58.011
34 Tom Robinson 1.58.250
35 Mark Purslow 1.58.312
36 Andy Sailor 1.58.326
37 Rhys Hardisty 1.58.464
38 Dave Hewson 1.58.675
39 Justin Collins 1.58.695
40 Kevin Barsby 1.58.773

Words by Stevie Rial

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