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MCE Insurance Ulster Grand Prix: Tenacious Harrison Edges Out Cummins In Gripping Supersport Practice Session

Tenaciously chipping away with his pace, Silicone Engineering Racing’s Dean Harrison with a flying last lap of 3 minutes 32.408 seconds, edged out Manx star Conor Cummins to ends today’s Supersport practice session at Dundrod, on top of the time sheets.

Looking majorly on course to finish quickest prior to Harrison’s last gasp lap, Padgetts Cummins (3.32.806) was just under 0.4 of a second behind the reigning Duke Road Race Rankings champion.

Photo by Rod Neill

Smiths Racing’s Peter Hickman (3.33.435), who as aboard his customary 1000cc BMW mounts, looked in calm, cool, smooth, great form, finished third fastest 0.629 behind former Dundrod lap record holder Cummins.

Mullingar’s Derek McGee (3.34.127) was fourth quickest, whilst fifth, sixth fastest respectively Adam McLean (3.35.821) and Davey Todd (3.36.556) both showed solid, accomplished form.

Noel Williamson Racing’s Darren Cooper (3.38.128) showed a good turn of pace in finishing seventh quickest, as Dan Cooper (3.38.449) also quietly impressed aboard his own teams CBR 600RR Honda.

Concluding the top ten in practice were Team ILR’s rapid rising star Joe Thompson (3.39.512), and multi Junior Manx GP champion Michael Sweeney (3.39.922).

Practice results are as follows:

1 Dean Harrison 3.32.408
2 Conor Cummins 3.32.806
3 Peter Hickman 3.33.435
4 Derek McGee 3.34.127
5 Adam McLean 3.35.821
6 Davey Todd 3.36.556
7 Darren Cooper 3.38.128
8 Dan Cooper 3.38.449
9 Joe Thompson 3.39.512
10 Michael Sweeney 3.39.922
11 Brian McCormack 3.40.239
12 Lee Johnston 3.40.301
13 Christian Elkin 3.41.818
14 Dominic Herbertson 3.42.408
15 Michael Booth 3.43.415
16 Sam West 3.43.856
17 Neil Kernohan 3.45.317
18 Ryan Kneen 3.46.653
19 Forest Dunn 3.46.723
20 Davy Morgan 3.47.192

Words by Stevie Rial

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