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Road Racer of the Year vote - 8th: Dean Harrison

You vote Dean Harrison 8th in Crash.net's Road Racer of the Year poll
Top 10 Road Racers of the Year 2013:
8. Dean Harrison

Country: England
Team: RC Express MSS Kawasaki/Ian Bell Racing

2013 Results:
NW200 Wins: 0
Podiums: 0

TT Wins: 0
Podiums: 1

Ulster Grand Prix Wins: 0
Podiums: 0

Bradford's Dean Harrison underlined his credentials as one of road racing's hottest young prospects in 2013.

The 24-year-old made a big impression this year on the RC Express by MSS Kawasaki machines, turning heads with a brilliant ride to fourth place in the Superstock race at the Isle of Man TT behind Michael Dunlop, Gary Johnson and John McGuinness.

Harrison finished 11th and eighth in the Superbike and Senior races and underlined his versatility with eighth and seventh place results on the Ian Bell Yamaha R6 in the Supersport class on the unforgiving Mountain Course.

He also finished on the rostrum in second place behind James Hillier in the Lightweight Supertwin race.

Harrison claimed three rostrums in the Superbike races at the Southern 100 at Billown and held off Guy Martin to win the 600cc race. He also took a hard-earned win in the Supertwin category over Ivan Lintin and Jamie Hamilton.

Next year, Harrison will remain in the RC Express racing colours, riding Kawasaki machinery in the Superbike and Superstock classes as he aims to boost his results further.

He has also penned an exciting deal to ride in the Supersport races at the international meetings for British championship team Mar-Train Racing.

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Related Pictures

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Dean Harrison in action in the Lightweight race at the Isle of Man TT
John McGuinness and Ryan Farquhar will again compete at the Classic TT on Paton machinery for Roger Winfield
William Dunlop will ride for the Davies Motorsport Team at the Classic TT
Michael Dunlop won the feature Superbilke race the Armoy Road Races from Guy Martin and Dean Harrison
Glenn Irwin and Christian Elkin with Ulster GP Clerk of the Course, Noel Johnston, and Supertwins race sponsors Maxwell Freight
Steve Plater with Bruce Charman of Prime Factors
William Dunlop leads Derek McGee and Derek Sheils in the feature Superbike race at the Walderstown Road Races
Guy Martin celebrates winning the Solo Championship race with Dan Kneen andIvan Lintin
Guy Martin at the Southern 100
Guy Martin, BMW, [Credit: BMW]
Guy Martin, Michael Dunlop and Dean Harrison on the Senior Race podium at the Southern 100
Guy Martin leads Michael Dunlop at the Southern 100
Guy Martin on the Tyco BMW at the Southern 100
Guy Martin on the Tyco BMW at the Southern 100
Peter Hickman on the Briggs Equipment BMW in the Senior TT
Guy Martin on the Tyco BMW in the Senior TT
Ian Hutchinson on the Senior TT podium.
Ian Hutchinson on the PBM Kawasaki in the Senior TT.

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