Harrison and Silicone Engineering Racing confirm 2020 roads plans

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THE Silicone Engineering Racing team has revealed its road racing plans for 2020 after confirming Dean Harrison for another two years.

The 2019 Senior TT winner will stick with the squad until 2021, as it continues as the official Kawasaki team on the international road racing scene.

Just a week after confirming it would return to the Bennetts British Superbike Championship this year, the team has today confirmed its road racing commitments for the season ahead, starting with the North West 200 in May before turning attention to its main focus, the Isle of Man TT.

From there, it will continue to run in BSB before a return to the Isle of Man in July, as Harrison bids to defend his Southern 100 title. The squad will also contest the Ulster GP if it runs.

“It’s great to be signed up with the team for another two years. We work very well together and we’ve all got the same ideas and are working towards the same aims,” said Harrison.

“After our success at last year’s TT, we want to arrive there in May as ready as we can be. Running BSB makes such a big difference because the field is so strong and it’s the best possible training ground.

“I’m looking forward to getting back out on the Kawasaki soon and hopefully we can enjoy another strong and successful season together.”

Team manager Jonny Bagnall added: “We are all delighted to have secured Dean for another two seasons, he is a pleasure to have in the squad and we’re all very pleased he’s chosen to stick with us.

“Dean is on the top of his game at the moment and as a team, we couldn’t ask for more from a rider. Having the continuity really helps as well. We still have the same bunch of lads in the team, we’ve got Dean, we’re on the same bike as last year…it’s all just how we like it.”

The team is expected to make its 2020 debut at the official BSB test at Monteblanco, Spain next month.

*Image: Ellan Vannin Images

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