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Dean Harrison looks ahead to Cookstown 100 bow

'It's a proper road race with bumps and jumps and a big long straight so I'm really looking forward to it' - Dean Harrison
Bradford's Dean Harrison will make his debut at the Cookstown 100 Irish national road race this weekend.

Harrison, one of the leading up and coming young roads prospects, will ride the RC Express/MSS Kawasaki at the event, where Tyco Suzuki's Guy Martin, Honda TT Legends rider Michael Dunlop and Milwaukee Yamaha rider William Dunlop head an impressive entry.

The English rider made his roads debut in 2008 but has quickly climbed the ranks, becoming the first newcomer to lap the Dundrod circuit at the Ulster Grand Prix in excess of 130mph and taking the accolade of fastest newcomer at the 2012 Southern 100.

“It'll be my first time there. I've done a selected few rounds of the Irish championship before but I've only ever seen Cookstown on TV,” said Harrison.

“It looks right good craic and a good bit of fun, and it'll give me a chance to sort a few little teething problems out with our new Superbike before the North West 200.

“I got the ZX-10R Superbike set up pretty close at Scarborough, so even though I'm a newcomer I'd like to be up there running close to the front guys,” added the 24-year-old.

“It's a proper road race with bumps and jumps and a big long straight so I'm really looking forward to it. How will I go? You just never know.”



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Dean Harrison will make his debut at the Cookstown 100
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Michael Rutter on the Ripley Land Honda
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Dean Harrison on the Black Eagle MV Agusta at the Classic TT
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Dean Harrison on the Steelcote Solutions Kawasaki at the Classic TT
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Dean - Unregistered

May 03, 2013 7:59 AM

Hi there all bike fans. could anyone tell me, or let me know when the 2013 Cookstown 100 road races, are or will be sown on TV. sky or BBC Northern Ireland TV etc. I have been looking, checking on internet etc, but cant seem to find out? can anyone out there help or tell me. I would be more than greatful to know. cheers, thanks, and safe riding, Dean from East Yorkshire in the UK.



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