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TT 2016 – Dean Harrison Flying On The Silicone Engineering Kawasaki’s

Dean Harrison has for the whole of TT 2016 practice week, been in flying form around the Mountain Course.

Piloting the Silicone Engineering Racing Kawasaki’s Dean has been consistently near the sharp end of the leader board in the superbike, superstock and supersport classes.

Main moments to date during practice week, have included lapping just a whisker away from the 130 mph mark last night, lapping at 129.968 mph.

Happy to be back on ZX10R Kawasaki machinery, Dean said that the bikes going well and that the mechanics at Silicone Engineering Racing are great to work with.


Photo by Jim Gibson

In general the 2014 lightweight TT winner, is in general just happy competing at the most famous road race in the world and of course delighted as everyone in the paddock, at the great weather!

When asked what his favourite part of the Mountain Course is, Dean said that it’s Greeba Castle, main reason for this is, he’s just clicked in total with this part of the 37 and three quarter miles road race circuit.

Although he’s a non entrant this year for the lightweight TT, it was still interesting to find out his views on the lightweight race, moving from three to four laps.

Dean stated that it’s evened it out for everyone, with it been now one pit stop, at the end of lap two.

Following TT 2016, the reigning Steve Henshaw international gold cup winner, returns to Oliver’s Mount with Silicone Engineering Racing, for the Cock Of The North Road Races.


Going into TT 2016 race week, as one of the most in form riders, Dean is a contender for a frequent wrap up of multiple podium finishes, plus potentially we could be seeing him add to his at present one TT victory, in the 2014 lightweight encounter.

Words by Stevie Rial

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