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Barry Sheene Festival Powered By Suzuki – Day 1 Round Up

Day one of the Barry Sheene Festival Powered by Suzuki saw top class racing throughout despite tricky wet and damp conditions.

Alongside opening classic formula 1 race victory Dean Harrison secured senior race 1 success. ZXR 750 Kawasaki mounted Dean produced another performance of the highest quality around Oliver’s Mount.

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James Neesom showed great form in finishing a fine second, as Jay Bellers Smith piloting Trickbits FBM Performance 675 Daytona Triumph completed the top three finishers.

2015 lightweight TT race winner Ivan Lintin continued his excellent form by securing supersport and super twin race victories following top quality display’s on RC Express Racing ER6 and ZX6R Kawasaki’s.

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Daley Mathison marked his return to pure road racing competition with fine second place finish in opening supersport race, GSX-R 600 Suzuki mounted Daley once again showcased his credentials around the mount.

Finalising top three finishers in supersport race 1 was 2014 super twins Manx Grand Prix winner James Neesom.

Rhys Hardisty recorded his first win around Oliver’s Mount following a well earned lightweight race 1 victory. Plus Rhys made it two top three finishes in a day following third position in first super twins race of the weekend.

Fellow Welshman Paul Owen finished in second place as Derek Clark rounded out the top three finishers.

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Reigning Duke road race rankings champion James Cowton enjoyed a strong performance in opening super twins race, as he showed his proven quality by finishing an excellent second on Ken Dobson Racing ER6 Kawasaki.

Denis Parkinson trophy race 1 would see Geoff Hadwin, David Webber, Gavin Lupton all taste victory in 250, 350, 500 classic classes.

One of the standout performances of the day was from Oliver’s Mount debutant Billy Redmayne who finished a fantastic fourth in opening supersport race.

CBR 600 Honda mounted Billy showed today his natural road racing talent as he gelled quickly with the tight and twisty Oliver’s Mount road race circuit.

Further standout performers included David Lewis sealing sixth place finish in senior race 1, Tom Robinson clinching highly creditable fifth in super twins race, Michael Hand a highly creditable in classic superbike race.

Another top class day’s racing is in prospect tomorrow at the Barry Sheene Festival Powered by Suzuki.

The likes of Ivan Lintin, Dean Harrison, Ryan Farquhar, James Cowton, James Neesom, Mick Goodings are set for more battles on a wide variety of different machinery.

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