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Cock Of The North Road Races – Day One Round Up

There has been top class action a plenty at Oliver’s Mount today, on day one of the 2016 Cock Of The North Road Races.

Runner up in the opening Monster Energy supersport race of TT 2016, Dean Harrison showcased this afternoon his world class roads quality, easing to victory in first junior A supersport race of the meeting.

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Piloting the same Silicone Engineering Racing ZX6R Kawasaki, which he enjoyed great success with at TT 2016, he dominated throughout to finish ten seconds in front of nearest challenger Daley Mathison.

James Cowton, Cowton Racing by Radcliffe’s CBR 600 Honda finished an excellent third, James result made all the more notable given he is going through the pain barrier this weekend, following his well noted incident in the Royal London 360 Quantum Superstock TT.

Mick Goodings, Barry Evans and Mark Goodings finalised the top six finishers. Wayne Humble on his second appearance at the mount was seventh, Jamie Williams finished a more than creditable eighth, Rodger Wibberley was ninth as Gaz Evans completed the top ten finishers.

Rising stars around Oliver’s Mount Brad Vicars and Callum Ward sealed opening junior B supersport and solo open B race wins, whilst Scarborough newcomers Kevin De Frenne, Laurent Hoffmann and Steven Galens all impressed in sealing series of high quality results.

Paul Owen on his Team 98 RS250 Honda, wrapped up classic FII and lightweight victories, Dan Frear lead the 400 challenge in the opening lightweight race.

Ten times TT winner Ian Lougher was victorious in the ultra lightweight category, TT 2016 saw Ian in action on the great sounding MMX 500 Suter, which he propelled to 34th place finish in the Pokerstars senior TT.

Arguably the race of the day was in the opening sidecar race as Dave Wallis/Harry Payne emerged victorious by just 0.021 of a second, over Steve Ramsden/Matty Ramsden.

Rising Scarborough stars Lee Crawford/Sam Christie finalised the top three finishers.

As in the opening solo open A race, Dean Harrison was again in dominant form in the opening senior encounter.

Victorious by almost seven seconds in the six lap race, Dean is now nearing the mark of 40 Oliver’s Mount victories, another unique accomplishment for the runner up in the TT 2016 Joey Dunlop championship.

Second place finisher Ivan Lintin, carried on his 650 supremacy in the opening super twins race, winning by over 29 seconds on the Devitt RC Express Racing ER6 Kawasaki, which he recently propelled to a momentous lightweight TT victory.

James Cowton, Cowton Racing by Radcliffe’s ER6 Kawasaki and Julian Tillotson concluded the top three finishers.

Tomorrow at Oliver’s Mount, sees a further scheduled 12 races including the prestigious Cock Of The North race, won over the last three years by Dean Harrison.

Cock Of The North Road Races – Day 1 Results:

Junior A Supersport Race 1:

1 Dean Harrison
2 Daley Mathison
3 James Cowton
4 Mick Goodings
5 Barry Evans
6 Mark Goodings
7 Wayne Humble
8 Jamie Williams
9 Rodger Wibberley
10 Gaz Evans

Junior B Supersport Race 1:

1 Brad Vicars
2 Kevin De Frenne
3 Gary Graves
4 Robin Howells
5 Laurent Hoffmann
6 Christian Slater
7 Dougie Shearer
8 Owen Graves
9 Michael Mace
10 Russell Dodds

Ultra lightweight Race 1:

1 Ian Lougher
2 Tony Flinton
3 Phil Harvey
4 Ian Stanford

Classic FII Race 1:

1 Paul Owen
2 Phil Stand
3 Raymond Tullett

Solo Open B Race 1:

1 Callum Ward
2 Kevin De Frenne
3 Laurent Hoffmann
4 Steven Galens
5 Kristian Didelot
6 Dougie Shearer
7 Michael Mace
8 Owen Graves
9 Jack Hunter
10 Craig Robertson

Lightweight Race 1:

1 Paul Owen
2 Dan Frear
3 Justin Waring
4 Paul Gartland
5 Peter Boast
6 Daniel Ingham
7 Rad Hughes
8 Phil Munday
9 Tony Flinton
10 Enda Trearty

Sidecar Race 1:

1 Dave Wallis/Harry Payne
2 Steve Ramsden/Matty Ramsden
3 Lee Crawford/Sam Christie
4 Conrad Harrison/Lee Patterson
5 Dean Lindley/Robert Bell
6 Tony Thirkell/Dean Kilkenny
7 Rod Bellas/Glenn Dawson
8 Dean Nicholls/Benjamin Avison

Senior Race 1:

1 Dean Harrison
2 Ivan Lintin
3 Daley Mathison
4 Mick Goodings
5 Alan Bonner
6 Matt Stevenson
7 Brian Greenfield
8 Mark Goodings
9 Stephen Degnan
10 Gaz Evans

Super Twins Race 1:

1 Ivan Lintin
2 James Cowton
3 Julian Tillotson
4 Adam Child
5 Jamie Coward
6 David Bell
7 Tom Weeden
8 Peter Boast
9 James Tadman
10 Ian Stanford

Words by Stevie Rial

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