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Classic TT: Laylaw Racing Link Up With Senior TT Champ Harrison For Lightweight Classic Quest

For the second successive Classic TT Races, Dunlop Senior TT champion Dean Harrison will link up with prominent, hugely respected two stroke Lightweight class exponents, Laylaw Racing.

A four times Classic TT winner, Bradford’s Harrison record at the yesteryear equivalent of the TT Races is very impressive, verifying his position as a true modern day Mountain Course great.

As in 2018, Harrison will pilot same as esteemed team mate, 10 times TT winner Ian Lougher, nigh on identical TZ 250 Yamaha machinery.

Photo by Mark Corlett

Fourth in last year’s Lightweight Classic race, whilst the twice Duke Road Race Rankings champion, Ulster GP lap record holder is still in the early stages of his career on 250 machinery, underestimate him at your peril ahead of August’s competition.

Whilst the likes of team mate Lougher, Binch Racing’s Jamie Coward and Adam McLean may be more tipped to contend for class honours, Harrison is a truly world class roads exponent, capable any time of producing a faultless, unmatched performance.

Will he add a Lightweight Classic TT podium finish, to his already acclaimed, illustrious, impeccable road racing CV, in just under two months time?

It’s a distinctive possibility, but the competition will be stern, formidable in what’s set to be another compelling four lap Lightweight Classic TT.

Words by Stevie Rial