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Deano Put’s The New R1 On Top In Opening Senior Race

Opening senior race at the 2015 Cock Of The North Road Races, saw GSX-R 1000 Suzuki mounted Daley Mathison get the hole shot into Mere Hairpin, Mathison continued to lead at Drury’s Hairpin from Ivan Lintin with Dean Harrison keeping close proximity in third.

By the end of lap 1 Ivan Lintin on the RC Express Racing ZX10R Kawasaki hit the front, the 2015 lightweight TT winner lead Mar Train Racing’s Dean Harrison who moved into second position as Daley Mathison went down to third place.

Positions on laps two and three would see positions within the top three remain the same, East Coast Racing’s Lee Johnston was upping the pressure on third placed Daley Mathison, as he showcased his proven pace around Oliver’s Mount.

On lap four Johnston moved in front of Mathison for third, the race lead changed at the end of lap four, as Dean Harrison moved into the lead.

Harrison continued to lead on lap five as Ivan Lintin kept close attendance, to the 2014 lightweight TT winner.

Lee Johnston in third was keeping up a ultra consistent pace on East Coast Racing’s S1000RR BMW. Daley Mathison held fourth, whilst Mick Goodings piloting Motorcraft Conversions backed CBR 1000 Honda Fireblade carried impressive fifth position.

Dean Harrison upped his lead at the front on lap six, the Mar Train Racing rider was as seen at TT 2015, Southern 100 extracting the maximum out of the new YZF R1M Yamaha.


Lap seven saw Harrison’s lead grow further, as Lintin in second was producing another highly accomplished display, proving why many believe he will be victorious in the 2015 Duke Road Race Rankings championship.

Onto the final lap and two time Cock Of The North Road Races feature race winner Dean Harrison, was showing to everyone his undoubted ability around the mount.

Deano crossed the line at the end of lap eight to wrap up a popular senior race 1 success.

Ivan Lintin in second showed his international road race winning pedigree on RC Express Racing’s ZX10R Kawasaki.

Lee Johnston rounded out the top three finishers, following a top class display on the East Coast Racing S1000RR BMW, the same bike which propelled him to superb debut podium finish at TT Races in this years superstock TT.

Daley Mathison competing on Hol Taj backed GSX-R 1000 Suzuki, impressed with fourth place finish.

Finishing a fine fifth was James Cowton, the reigning Duke Road Race Rankings champion continued his excellent as seen at the Southern 100 on VRS Racing’s CBR 1000 Honda Fireblade.

Oliver’s Mount specialist Mick Goodings finished an excellent sixth, whilst finishing in seventh position was rising road racing star Mark Goodings.

Darren Cooper who holds start number four for the 2015 newcomers A Manx Grand Prix, finished a highly impressive eighth.

Finalising the top ten finishers where Dave Hewson competing for the first time for Bimota Racing in ninth, Julian Tillotson in tenth.

A thoroughly enjoyable race, it was one that saw Dean Harrison prove to everyone that he’s well and truly amongst the leading pure road racers in the world.

The new YZF R1M Yamaha still looks like needing more development, but throughout the season Dean and Mar Train Racing have chipped away with the all new bike and who’s to say more podium finishes are’nt on the cards at the Ulster Grand Prix.

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