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Spring Cup National Road Races – Dean Harrison Prevails In Opening Senior Race

Dean Harrison marked his opening roads competition with Silicone Engineering Racing, with victory in the opening senior race at the Spring Cup National Road Races, at Oliver’s Mount.

Piloting the Silicone Engineering Racing superstock ZX10R Kawasaki, he showcased once again his prowess around the mount.

Daley Mathison finished in second place half a second down on the current Steve Henshaw international gold cup champion, following a highly accomplished display on Team Classic Suzuki backed GSX-R 1000 Suzuki.

Dan Hegarty’s rapid Scarborough progress continues, as he finished an excellent third on his own teams RTR Motorcycles/Classic Joinery ZX10R Kawasaki.

Ivan Lintin sealed fourth place finish on Devitt RC Express Racing’s brand new stock ZX10R Kawasaki.

The reigning lightweight TT winner has enjoyed a productive days competition, having been victorious in the super twins race, plus recording another fourth place finish in the opening junior A race.

Leading the Honda challenge was Steve Mercer, who finished a more than creditable fifth on the Jackson Racing CBR 1000 Honda Fireblade.

One of the rides of the five lap race came from sixth place finisher Frank Gallagher, Frank’s sixth place finish took Kawasaki’s presence in the top six finishers to four.

Alan Bonner began his Devitt RC Express Racing roads career, with highly creditable seventh place finish, as he finished in front of Oliver’s Mount specialist Mick Goodings.

James Cowton propelled the Cowton Racing by Radcliffe’s S1000RR BMW to ninth place finish, finalising the top ten finishers was Brian Greenfield.

Despite tricky wet conditions all round, we still saw top class superbike action at Oliver’s Mount.

Prior to the Spring Cup National Road Races, Silicone Engineering Racing had not competed before at the iconic road race circuit.

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Their first meet at the mount, has yielded today second and first place finishes in the junior A and senior races.

A very impressive debut for the team who enjoyed Mountain Course success in the 2015 senior Manx Grand Prix, with Malachi Mitchell Thomas.

Could we see Dean Harrison at last clinch the spring cup title tomorrow?

If he does he will hold the full set of prestigious Oliver’s Mount titles, the Gold Cup, Cock Of The North, Barry Sheene trophy and Bob Smith Spring Cup

Words by Stevie Rial

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