Dundrod lap record holder Dean Harrison is looking forward to returning in August to the MCE Insurance Ulster Grand Prix, as he aims to add to his at present sole event victory from last years second Superbike encounter.
In previous years perhaps regarded as a top rider, but not an anticipated front runner for big bike honours at International events, the Silicone Engineering backed rider has more than stepped up a level or two in recent times.
Now established as unquestionably one of the racers to beat when it comes to Superbike encounters, at the ‘Big Three’ the North West 200, TT and Ulster Grand Prix, following an array of ultra impressive performances. He’s rightly considered by many at this moment in time as one of the world’s leading International road racers.
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Anticipated to be challenging for Superbike success next month against Smiths Racing’s Peter Hickman, who he finished runner up to in June’s classic Pokerstars Senior TT, he recently candidly stated his thoughts in terms of lap records, the opposition and race wins at the latest incarnation of the Ulster GP.
“Lap records are there to be broken but with race wins your name is forever etched on that trophy and cannot be taken away from you. I’m looking forward to getting out there but I’m definitely not counting my chickens!
There are at least 10 other riders who all have a chance at that podium and based on how well the teams are all performing it won’t be easy out there.”
Words by Stevie Rial