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Southern 100: Harrison Seals Supersport Double

Senior TT winner Dean Harrison made it three wins from three starts at this year’s Southern 100, having emerged victorious from another top draw battle for Supersport spoils with PreZ Racing’s Jamie Coward.

Evenly matched throughout the seven lap S&S Motors Supersport encounter, Harrison began to edge slightly away from Coward on lap 5, with 0.648 covering the ZX-6R Kawasaki, YZF R6 Yamaha mounted racers.

Harrison’s race lead was soon trimmed back by a determined Coward, who got Harrison’s lead down to only 0.435 at the end of lap six.

Come the completion of the seven lap race, despite Coward’s best efforts he had to settle for second place behind Harrison, finishing only 0.268 behind the now 21 times Southern 100 race winner.

Photo by Mark Corlett

Rounding out the rostrum finishers behind Yorkshire roads stars Harrison and Coward, was Martin Jones Racing’s Michael Sweeney, who got the better of early race leader Michael Evans and SMT supported Rob Hodson in the battle for third place.

Finalising the first ten finishers were DTR backed Sam West, Joe Akroyd, Stephen Parsons, lead newcomer Xavier Denis and local favourite Jamie Williams.

In total just 18 racers completed the seven lap race held in mixed conditions, whilst notable non starters for the opening race of ‘Championship Day’ at Billown included 19 times TT winner Michael Sweeney, Dominic Herbertson and Nathan Harrison.

Southern 100: S&S Motors Supersport race result, is as follows:

1 Dean Harrison
2 Jamie Coward
3 Michael Sweeney
4 Michael Evans
5 Rob Hodson
6 Sam West
7 Joe Akroyd
8 Stephen Parsons
9 Xavier Denis
10 Jamie Williams
11 Mike Norbury
12 Stephen Smith
13 Richard Charlton
14 Sam Mousley
15 Adrian Harrison
16 Paul Cassidy
17 Andy Sailor
18 Matt Mylchreest

Words by Stevie Rial

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