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Cock Of The North Road Races – Senior Race A Report

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Opening senior race A began in challenging conditions following a sharp shower of rain before race action begun at Oliver’s Mount. Daley Mathison surged to the front at Mere Hairpin on lap 1 but soon Dean Harrison hit the front on RC Express racing Kawasaki superbike.

Dean is riding on the crest of a wave at the moment following five wins in a week at Southern 100 and his debut TT win in this years lightweight TT race. Ivan Lintin held third place on opening lap as the Taylor Lindsey racing rider was showing true grit and determination battling back to fitness quickly following crash in opening supersport race at Southern 100.

By the end of lap 1 Harrison had a reasonable advantage over Mathison and Lintin whilst James Cowton competing on a CBR 1000 Honda Fireblade held fourth position as went onto lap 2.

Lap 2 and RC Express racing Kawasaki rider Dean Harrison upped his lead at the front to over two seconds as Ivan Lintin and Daley Mathison where closely matched in the battle for second place.

By the end of lap three Harrison had a lead of over three seconds as Lintin slotted into second place. Daley Mathison slipped out of holding a top three position following a crash which meant James Cowton now occupied third place.

Laps 4 and 5 saw positions out front remain largely the same although Harrison’s lead over Lintin grew and grew as the 2013 Duke road race rankings championship runner up looked well on course for another victory around Oliver’s Mount.

Dean Harrison took the checkered flag on the final lap to secure opening senior race A victory by over seven seconds over nearest pursuer Ivan Lintin who recorded an excellent second place finish on Taylor Lindsey racing CBR 1000 Honda Fireblade.

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James Cowton produced a consistent and solid performance to record third place finish, James competing for the first time on a 1000cc bike at start of the season at Ian Watson spring cup road races has adapted brilliantly to competing on the big bikes.

Bruce Birnie achieved a memorable fourth place finish, Bruce S1000RR BMW mounted made his Oliver’s Mount debut at last years cock of the north road races and is only competing for the second time at the mount making his performance all the more highly creditable.

Tom Weeden was leading supersport mounted rider home in fifth place whilst Steven Procter achieved an impressive sixth place finish.

Mark Goodings on International power generations backed ZX10 Kawasaki was seventh as Brian Greenfield competing in his first road race this season secured eighth position. David Hewson top six finisher in 2013 Steve Henshaw international gold cup was ninth on his own teams R6 Yamaha, finalising the top ten was Stephen Degnan.

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An interesting first race at 2014 cock of the north road races which saw Dean Harrison continue his momentum this season as the rider who made his Oliver’s Mount debut back in 2009 is fast showing that he is one of the best road racers in the world and getting closer to becoming the best worldwide.

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