TT star bounces back to race at Scar­bor­ough

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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…

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