Dean Harrison News
Bradford rider Dean Harrison has signed a two-year contract with Silicone Engineering Racing to compete in the 2016 and 2017 Isle of Man TT Races fueled by Monster Energy as well as other international road races and selected BSB meetings.
Dean made his TT races debut in 2011, finishing the highest placed newcomer in the Supersport class. His achieved his first TT race win in the 2014 Lightweight TT, which followed his second place in the RL360 Superstock race earlier in the week.
He also finished runner up in the 2013 Lightweight TT and has a fastest lap of 130.261, which he set in the 2014 PokerStars Senior TT. He has two Classic TT race wins; the 2013 Motorsport Merchandise Formula Classic Race and the 2015 Bennetts 500cc Classic Race.
Dean Harrison says: “As soon as I met Paul and the rest of the team and saw the set-up from the bike preparation to the calibre of the other riders and their knowledge, I knew it was a great opportunity to join a team on the up. The flexibility of how the team is run was another plus for me as I can really have an influence on key decisions on the bike, which I believe will take me to greater levels and hopefully bring success to the team.”
Dean also spoke about the importance and focus on the bikes, saying “I think this really gives us scope in the next month to consider the best options open to us to decide on the right manufacturer for the 2016 campaign.”
Paul Iddon, Silicone Engineering Race Team Manager, says: “We’re absolutely delighted to have Dean come on board and join us for the next two years. It is a massive opportunity for Silicone Engineering Racing to take the step to another level and push the team to new heights.
“We’re a relatively new team to road racing and with Dean’s success and stature within the sport we can really grow our brand name and achieve big things in the next couple of years.”
Paul Kinsella, Managing Director of Silicone Engineering Ltd, says: “We were all excited to hear of Dean’s initial interest in the Silicone Engineering team. His profile in the racing world means our company name and brand will be given maximum exposure, which is great for the business.
“We are all hoping Dean brings us success on the track. Everyone at Silicone Engineering is looking forward to seeing Dean and the rest of the team in action next year and wish him all the best for the 2016 season.”