Ulster GP: Harrison: 'I wouldn't have minded watching that on TV'

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Dean Harrison says he’s ‘over the moon’ to be leaving the 2017 Ulster Grand Prix as lap record holder and winner of the second superbike race.

The Silicone Engineering Kawasaki rider has enjoyed a strong week at the 7.4 mile Dundrod circuit, but often found himself second and third as Peter Hickman dominated while Bruce Anstey took the win in the opening Superbike outing.

However, with Hickman and Anstey both out of the second race, Harrison was on a charge and ended up on top of a close fought battle with Tyco BMW’s Dan Kneen and the Padgetts Honda of Conor Cummins.  

“We are leaving with the lap record; we have won the last race which is the one everyone remembers as MCN’s Stephen Davison would say so I’m over the moon with that,” Harrison said.


“I really wanted that, we have been second and third all week. I did want to win and I knew we had the pace to run at the front after we broke the lap record on the race before, we didn’t quite break it but I’m over the moon with that.  Massive thanks to all the team, the lads, it’s been a good week and roll on next time.

“I wouldn’t have minded watching that on TV, it was getting a bit sketchy out there.  Over the moon to get the win, it’s what we all come to do. If it hadn’t been for all these lads here all working flat out all week, changing stuff and the last-minute dash before I went out to race, I wouldn’t be here now. There was definitely some rubbing going on out there, some elbow bashing and fairings and all sorts but look we are all back in the winner’s enclosure in one piece.” 

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Oli Rushby

By Oli Rushby

Former sports reporter covering British Superbikes, World Superbikes and road racing