Barry Sheene Classic: Perfect weekend for trophy winner Harrison

In News, Oliver's Mount, Roads

DEAN Harrison made it a perfect five wins from five in the Classic Superbike ranks as he dominated action to lift the Barry Sheene Trophy.

The Bradford man took two convincing wins yesterday on the Greenall Racing Kawasaki before another show of authority today as he conquered the mixed conditions to complete his weekend sweep over David Bell.

Bell looked to be on form in the wet conditions in race one this morning as he powered his OW01 into the lead and while Harrison sat nipping at his heels, the Yamaha man eked out a quarter of a second with three laps in the bag.

But as soon as Harrison saw a gap, he took advantage and stuck the big ZXR750 in front, storming off to take his third win on the bounce by more than seven seconds.

Meanwhile in the battle for third, it was Dieterman leading Tom Weeden and Andy Sailor as the pair were covered by no more than half a second, but with a lap to go it was Sailor who swooped ahead of them both as Dieterman dropped a second off the pair while Weeden snagged fourth, just 0.385sec off the rostrum.

It was almost a carbon copy in the blue riband Barry Sheene Classic race, but this time Harrison led from lights-to-flag while Graham Turnbull Yamaha’s Bell took another lone second.

But it was a last-lap dash for third further back as Daniel Ingham lost out on the final podium spot after Dieterman pipped him to the line by just 0.318sec.

Bell was determined to stop Harrison from a fifth win after grabbing a lightning start in the final Classic Superbike battle of the weekend and as the two front-runners ran away from Sam Johnson in third, it was bell leading by just 0.2sec.

But the former Sheene Trophy winner’s advantage was short-lived as Harrison scythed ahead on lap three, immediately gapping the Yamaha and clocking the fastest lap of the race to stretch a winning margin of more than 10.2sec over Bell.

Back in third, however, it was all action as Johnson, Ingham and Weeden bunched up with two laps to go, but Johnson did enough to hang on to bronze as he beat Ingham by a mere 0.194sec.

*Click here for results from the Barry Sheene Classic at Oliver’s Mount

*Image: GTH Picsnaps

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