TT winner Dean Harrison, Silicone Engineering commit to BSB 2020

2019 Isle of Man Senior TT winner Dean Harrison commits to the 2020 British Superbike Championship alongside his commitments on the roads

Dean Harrison - Silicone Engineering Kawasaki

The 2019 Isle of Man Senior TT winner Dean Harrison has confirmed he will dovetail his latest TT victory bid with a turn in the 2020 British Superbike Championship.

Harrison hit the headlines in 2019 after defeating pre-event favourite Peter Hickman to Senior TT success, while he added three more podiums to his tally that year.

For 2020, Harrison and his Silicone Engineering Kawasaki team will benefit from factory backing for his roads campaigns which will include the 2020 Isle of Man TT and North West 200.

However, he will also keep himself ‘match fit’ by again competing in the BSB series following a positive campaign that yielded a best of 12th position at Oulton Park.

“It’s great to be back and having another crack at it with the team this year. We work so well together and with an extended contract, we can really keep working at it to move up the order.

“It is such a tough field in BSB and you can’t jump the gun. For sure last year the goal was to be scoring points and I think we could have had a stronger finish if it hadn’t been for the injury, so this year I want more of the same and to be getting closer and into the top ten.”

“It has been a great year for Dean and the team and competing in the British Championship has definitely made us stronger," added Team Manager Jonny Bagnall.

”Silicone has extended its contract with Dean until the end of 2021, and combining BSB with our position as Kawasaki’s official roads team for next year, is a great way to look ahead to the new season where we want to build on this year’s experiences.”