Road Racing News

Harrison Ready For TT Step Up After Junior/Senior MGP Double

Speaking to Road Racing News, after securing a memorable Junior/Senior Manx GP double victory, you could sense Nathan Harrison’s excitement when commenting about stepping up to the TT Races.

The Chris Preston Racing/Quayside Tyre supported rider’s rise to Manx GP glory, becoming established amongst the Isle of Man’s most highly regarded next generation roads talents is all the more notable, given the situation he found himself in four years ago, having sustained multiple injuries following an incident at Jurby.

Once back to optimum race fitness, Harrison’s main goal was to compete on the fabled, mythical Mountain Course.

Lead local competitor in last year’s Senior MGP race, his Mountain Course debut also saw him on course for Newcomers A race success prior to technical gremlins.

Continuing his momentum from the 2018 season, his 2019 roads tenure alongside the aforementioned Manx GP triumph’s has been very productive.

Amongst the leading North West 200 newcomers, he was a multiple top five finisher in the feature Supersport races at the Southern 100, plus he went onto finish a very respectable 12th within the showpiece nine lap Solo Championship race.

Photo by Mark Corlett

Looking back on Harrison’s tremendous latest Manx GP expedition, you name he achieved it, back to back victories, becoming a member of the ‘Tommy Club’, lapping inside the previous existing Junior class lap record and joining a very select group of MGP racers to have lapped in excess of the 122 mph lap mark.

Harrison’s pace on his CBR 600RR Honda mount that was made available for him to race by Alan Jackson, dad Dean Harrison and Chris Preston, most definitely caught the attentions of various road racing aficionados, who as with Lightweight class Champion James Hind, firmly believe he has a very bright TT career in front of him.

Hugely looking forward to TT 2020, there’s no doubt that Harrison who carries the same surname as a certain multiple TT winner, will give a good account of himself next May/June as he aims to continue his already tumultuous progress.

Words by Stevie Rial

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