BRADFORD'S Dean Harrison has triumphed at the MCE Ulster Grand Prix.

The Silicone Engineering Racing team-backed rider won a tight Lisburn & Castlereagh City Superstock race by just 0.203sec from man of the meeting Peter Hickman (Smiths Racing BMW) at the Dundrod Circuit.

Conor Cummins (Honda-Padgett's Motorcycles) continued his strong form with a third place, while Davey Todd (Suzuki-Cookstown BE Racing) was a close fourth after a shortened race due to a red flag.

Harrison, who set a new Superstock lap record, said afterwards: "It was a great battle. It's such close racing round here at the moment with the amount of slipstream involved, and I was expecting a battle as the bikes are very evenly matched.

"I just kept going and going. We got the lap record, which proved we were on a really good pace. I just thought get behind Peter, sit on him and figure out where I could make a move."

Harrison then retired early from the Centra Whitemountain Supersport race, which Hickman dominated, taking the chequered flag 7.935 seconds ahead of the Padgett's duo of Lee Johnston and Cummins.

Hickman said: "The Triumph has been running really strong and I had a good run out of Joey's Windmill, so I thought if I can pass Dean, which I did do, and if I can pass Adam (McLean) at the same time then I could put a gap into them all.

"We all know Dean's really strong on the Supersport bike and I don't know exactly what happened, but I knew I got a gap and the gap kept growing so I kept my head down and kept hitting my points and managed to pull away."