Belfast Telegraph

Dean Harrison eager to put on a show at Silverstone Superbike debut


By Roy Harris

Dean Harrison has had a sensational season on the road racing scene with a podium finish in the Senior TT and victories at the Southern 100, Classic TT and Ulster Grand Prix, where he became the world's fastest road racer with a lap speed around the 7.4mile Dundrod Circuit of an astonishing 134.614mph.

Now Harrison and his Silicone Engineering Racing Kawasaki team switch their attention to the British Superbike Championship for the final four rounds, starting with this weekend's triple header at Silverstone.

The 28-year old from Bradford said: "I'm really excited about this opportunity as it is something I've always wanted to do.

"I have done a few rounds in Superstock, but this will be my debut in the Superbike championship and it will be a big challenge for me and the team.

"We have had such a great season as a team and I have the best group of guys working with me, so we can't wait to get started on Friday."

Team owner Paul Iddon, father of Tyco BMW rider Christian Iddon, said: "It has been a fantastic season so far for the team and this is the perfect opportunity for Dean and everyone involved to gain more valuable experience."

Harrison joins a star-studded grid at Silverstone that includes fellow road race stars like Peter Hickman and Glenn Irwin.

Harrison is also the defending Duke Road Racing Champion, a series that determines the best road racer in a season, and he leads the way in the current championship by over 500 points.

On the East Coast races this weekend, a new club running what was formerly known as Killalane Road Races on the same circuit outside Skerries, it has been announced that newcomer to the Irish scene this season Davey Todd will be racing.

A special memorial award in memory of Dario Cecconi, who lost his life during the Tandragee 100, will be presented to the winner of the Senior Support race at the East Coast meeting.

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