TT 2014: Harrison makes history with first TT win

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History was made today made with the result of the Bikenation Lightweight Race at the Isle of Man TT as Dean Harrison took his first TT win, joining his father Conrad, winner of the first Sidecar race, as a the first ever father and son pairing to take TT wins in the same year.

Last year’s runner up Harrison, on his RC Express Racing by MSS Performance Kawasaki, led from the start after pulling out a safe gap from the 2013 winner James Hillier on a Quattro Plant Muc-Off Kawasaki was unable to make inroads into Harrisons lead.  

The battle of the young guns continued as James Cowton brought his Stewart Smith Racing Kawasaki Home in 3rd place ahead of seasoned campaigner Keith Amor, making his TT return on the first of the KMR Kawasakis.

Harrison said afterwards that his fuel light had come on during the last lap, on the mountain section of the race and he sat in the slipstream of Keith Amor to conserve fuel and get him home. He added: “Im delighted to be in the history books.  I’ve won at the Classic TT but its not quite the same thing. Dad still had the bragging rights there but its great to finally win the real thing”

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Simon Patterson

By Simon Patterson

MotoGP and road racing reporter, photographer, videographer