Isle of Man TT winner Dean Harrison hails best BSB result ever at Donington Park


The winner of the 2019 Senior TT took the opportunity to fully commit to the series following a series of cancellations from major road races such as the North West 200 and TT, which were canceled last year and again in 2021 due to Covid-19. pandemic.

Harrison’s eye-catching top ten at the Leicestershire circuit on Sunday in the Kawasaki ZX-10RR also marked Team Silicone Engineering Racing’s best result, which the 32-year-old achieved even after being forced to deviate from grass following movement. by Joe Francis.

The Bradford driver joined the race in 11th place and made his way to eighth place in greasy conditions at the end of the 20-lap encounter, which was delayed by around 45 minutes after a stop due to rain.

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Dean Harrison notched the best result in his history with eighth place in the British Superbike Championship in the third race at Donington Park on Sunday. Image: Double red.

Harrison, who was 20th in Saturday’s open and 13th in race two, said: “I’m happy with that, yes I enjoyed this race, it was a little frantic but it was great.

“I was a little offended by the Joe Francis incident but I think it was just one of those racing things, it wasn’t intentional but looking at where he finished and the pace that we had and where we were, it would have been nice to see where we would have ended up if it hadn’t happened.

“But it’s been a great day. The first race was good, I appreciated that apart from my mistake at the start but I managed to come back and I knew we had a good chance of improving in the second, ”added the three-time TT winner.

“The team worked hard all weekend, I think the changes we made have worked and I’m leaving here happy because I feel like I’m a lot closer to where I want to be this weekend.

“We are moving all the time and this is exactly the direction we want to take. “

The sixth round of the championship takes place this weekend at Cadwell Park in Lincolnshire.


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