That Dean Harrison guy sure is fast!

Leading up to both the 2018 and 2019 TT Dean Harrison and Peter Hickman were billed as the ones to watch.

Indeed they were worth watching, that is if you could possibly turn your head fast enough to keep them in sight. Dean turned in a fastest lap of 134.918 and Peter set the record with a lap in the 2018 Senior TT of 135.452, mere seconds difference over a lap of the Mountain Course.

On the first night of practice, I had my favorite spot to get the riders coming over Ballagarey. My son Jon was with me shooting video and after a few riders when by, Dean came flying over the hill and Jon looked at me and said, That Dean Harrison guy share is fast. Yes everyone is fast but when a few of the top riders go by, they actually are noticeably faster.

Although I am a BMW guy, it was great to see Dean pick up a win in the Senior TT and a couple of other podiums as well.

A favorite comment from the 2019 race was when I asked my friend Harry (age 6) what is favorite motorbike was, he emphatically said “Powasaki.” With Dean’s consistently fast time, all I can say is Powasaki indeed.

Deal getting ready for the first practice session
Dean and Conor Cummins waiting to be sent off in practice.
There was a great relief among the riders and crews when practice was finally able to begin.
Practice at Ballagarey.
Dean at Braddan Bridge
Flying over Ballaugh Bridge.
Dean and Conor turning in at Ballaugh after the red flag.
Dean and Conor taking it easy at Ballaugh and chatting with the marshals.
Close to the wall at Greeba Bridge for his 2019 Senior TT win.

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