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Black Eagle Racing Bidding To Keep Up Sparkling Classic TT Record

Black Eagle Racing are bidding to keep up their recent sparkling record at the Classic TT Races this year, as they once again lead the MV Agusta challenge in the newly named Junior and Senior races.

Retaining reigning 500 classic TT winner Dean Harrison and six time international road race winner Lee Johnston, the all star duo will start amongst the prime favourites for junior and senior victories, on the Black Eagle Racing MV’s.

In recent years the 500 classic TT races, have seen the teams MV Agusta’s prove the main competition to many a famous name on Paton machinery.

Dean Harrison’s victory last year was without a doubt, amongst the most memorable moments of another great meeting on the Mountain Course.

Having enjoyed a splendid TT 2016 campaign, Dean went the entire Cock of The North Road Races meet at Oliver’s Mount, unbeaten, sealing solo open A, senior, supersport and feature Cock O’The North victories.

Plus most recently he secured back to back supersport victories, finished runner up in the solo championship at the Southern 100.

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Photo by Louis Porter

Team mate Lee Johnston, 2014 350 classic TT winner, had a consistent TT 2016, sealing top six finishes in the Monster Energy Supersport races and finishing a more than creditable eighth in the blue riband Pokerstars senior TT.

Both Lee and Dean have the talent in my opinion to give Black Eagle Racing, 1-2 finishes in this years junior and senior classic TT encounters.

Words by Stevie Rial

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