TT star bounces back to race at Scarborough
With his Tandragee outing not going exactly to plan, Guy grabbed a last-minute entry to Sunday’s Scarborough Spring Cup in a bid to get more track time on his TT Blade.
But the racing honours belonged to Dean Harrison, who took seven wins on the Silicone Engineering Kawasakis.
Lapping within 0.1 seconds of Martin’s outright lap record for the Oliver’s Mount circuit, the Bradford rider won Sunday’s Bob Smith Spring Cup feature race by 4.5 seconds from Dan Hegarty ( Top Gun Honda) and third-placed Lee Johnston (East Coast Construction BMW).
A poor start forced Harrison to push his speed to lap record pace as he overhauled Daley Mathison (Stobart BMW), Hegarty and early leader, Johnston.
“I was surprised at how aggressive everyone was at the start of the race,” the 28-yearold said. “I had to get my head down and go for it then.”
Harrison also won the Senior and Open races on his superstock-spec Kawasaki ZX-10RR. He also took both Supersport events.
In the only race he contested, Guy started from the back of the grid in the Senior event and rode to a solid 12th place finish.
Lee Johnston was back in action on a BMW at Oliver’s Mount after bringing his mothballed East Coast Construction S1000RR stocker out of retirement.
“I took the old bike out of my boss’s office to race here,” Johnston smiled.
The Irishman will continue to campaign the Jackson Racing Honda superbike and CBR600RR on the roads but with no 2017-spec Fireblades available to him he has chosen to run the BMW stocker this season.
“I don’t have a contract with Honda and they can’t supply me with a new SP2 Fireblade so I have no option but to go this way,” Johnston explained. The 28-year-old steered the BMW to a Superstock race podium at TT 2015 and won on the same machine at the North West 200 and Ulster Grand Prix.
‘I can save this boss, I can save this’ Over and out. But Guy was back racing the next day guy finally makes his return to racing Guy’s down and local man Jordan is heading to the hedge No hard feelings. The pair discuss the crash over a brew Tandragee one day, Scarborough the next…