There was a sense of inevitability about Dean Harrison’s dominance in the showpiece eight lap Barry Sheene Trophy race.
1.1 seconds clear at the end of lap 1, the Mount maestro pulled five seconds plus clear on lap four prior to taking his fourth Barry Sheene Trophy title by almost 10 seconds.
Looking at one with the Greenall Racing Kawasaki, Harrison demonstrated in tricky conditions all round why he is rightly regarded now amongst the greatest Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough exponents from the 21st century.
As in previous Classic Superbike races, lead challenger to outright circuit lap record holder Harrison was Graham Turnbull Racing’s David Bell.
Behind Bell, a captivating battle for third was clinched on the last lap by Baxi Ducati mounted John Dieterman, who finished just 0.3 ahead of Melton Mowbray’s Dan Ingham.
Taking sixth was Adrian Harrison whilst sixth place went to 2016 Senior Manx GP winner Tom Weeden.
500/750 classics front runner Peter Boast clinched seventh, Andy Sailor took eighth as Dave Hewson, lead 250 competitor James Hind wrapped up the top ten finishers.
Others to finish the eight lap race were:
Rad Hughes (11th), Chris Moore (12th), Alan Oversby (13th), Adam Child (14th), David Murphy (15th), Martin Ingham (16th) and Ian Stanford (17th).
Words by Stevie Rial