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Cock Of The North Road Races – Preview

There’s a top quality entry list for the 2015 Cock Of The North Road Races.

Dean Harrison is bidding to make it a hat trick of cock of the north feature race victories, as he competes on Mar Train Racing YZF R1M Yamaha.

Recently the 2014 lightweight TT race winner enjoyed a highly productive Southern 100, winning supersport race two, alongside third place finishes in senior and 600/1000 races.

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Without a doubt Dean starts amongst the pre race favourites in senior, supersport, feature cock of the north races.

Lee Johnston has showed dazzling form at the Vauxhall International North West 200, TT 2015. General Lee is looking forward to returning to Oliver’s Mount competing on East Coast Racing S1000RR BMW and 675 Daytona Triumph.

Third place finisher in 2014 Steve Henshaw international gold cup is tipped by many for multiple world class results on Sunday.

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Ever since making his debut around the mount at the gold cup in 2013, Lee has quickly become a specialist around the iconic road race circuit.

2015 lightweight TT winner Ivan Lintin goes into action at the weekend, as one of the most in form riders in pure road racing.

Ivan has already this year tasted success at Scarborough, chalking up victories during Spring Cup National Road Races and Barry Sheene Festival Powered by Suzuki.

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For the last two years RC Express Racing Kawasaki have won the feature race at the cock of the north, Ivan has the undoubted pedigree, pace, speed to make it a hat trick of feature race wins for the two time lightweight TT winning team.

Reigning Duke Road Race Rankings champion will start one of the firm favourites for victories in super twin’s class.

All set to compete on Stewart Smith Racing ER6 Kawasaki James will be pushing for more success around the mount.

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Whilst supersport races sees him piloting his own teams CBR 600 Honda, for superbike competition the fourth place finisher in 2015 lightweight TT is set to race on VRS Racing CBR 1000 Honda Fireblade.

Daley Mathison is hugely looking forward to returning to Oliver’s Mount. The 2014 ultra lightweight Ulster Grand Prix race winner is set to lead the Suzuki challenge as he competes on GSX-R 600 and GSX-R 1000 machinery.

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With the proven pace, determination, ability Daley has every chance of securing more standout results, as secured at spring cup and Barry Sheene Festival Powered by Suzuki.

Steve Mercer competing on his own teams CBR 1000 Honda Fireblade is another standout entrant.

Steve has a great record around the mount, alongside spring cup victory in 2012, he finished third in feature race at Cock Of The North Road Races in 2013, plus top five finish in gold cup in 2009.

Alongside action in superbike, feature races, Steve is set to compete on 675 Daytona Triumph machinery in supersport races.

Whilst for the classic formula 1 races the 12th place finisher in 2015 RST superbike TT, is set for action on Mistral Racing’s ultra fast ZXR 750 Kawasaki.

Rising star Mark Goodings, recent seventh place finisher in solo championship at Southern 100, is more than capable of springing many a surprise or two as he competes on ZX6R and ZX10R Kawasaki’s.

Further quality to the entry list is added by 2014 super twins Manx Grand Prix winner James Neesom, Oliver’s Mount specialist Mick Goodings, Jamie Coward, Nick Anderson, Rad Hughes, Rhys Hardisty, Rodger Wibberley.

Seven times Duke Road Race Rankings champion Ryan Farquhar is set to return to the road race circuit, where he has over 100 victories.

Three times TT Races winner Ryan cannot be discounted from recording feature race victory.

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Tom Weeden has in recent years produced many a first class performance on the tight and twisty roads at Oliver’s Mount.

Tipped by many for high quality results during the 2015 Manx Grand Prix, Tom is set to be amongst the leading Triumph mounted competitors.

As is Jay Bellers Smith who is confident of achieving multiple world class finishes on Trickbits FBM performance 675 Daytona Triumph.

Add in Callum Ward, Julian Tillotson, Marc Coggon, Gaz Evans, Sam Johnson, Wayne Martin, Scott Smith, Tom Robinson, where guaranteed top quality racing across all classes.

Entries for sidecar races include 2014 sidecar TT championship winner Conrad Harrison teaming up with Lee Patterson, in the Printing Roller Services Racing outfit.

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Plus Ian Bell and Carl Bell recent third place finishers in sidecar championship race at the Southern 100.

Over the years the Cock Of The North Road Races has seen multiple international pure road racing star’s clinch feature race victory at the highly regarded meeting.

In 2013 and 2014 Dean Harrison clinched feature race victories, can the Mar Train Racing rider make it three blue riband victories in a row?

It’s a possibility but the competition is of the highest quality, with international road race winners, TT winners, Manx Grand Prix podium finishers, rising stars, Oliver’s Mount specialists all pushing for glory.

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