FOLLOWING his strongest race weekend at Oulton Park last week, Bradford racer Dean Harrison is hoping to go one better at Donnington Park.

The speedster is set to take to the tracks at the iconic course over the coming weekend (starting today) and Harrison will arrive with full confidence.

At Oulton Park, he was able to pick up a points score in each of his three races, something he hasn’t been able to achieve so far this campaign.

But as his experience grows in the British Superbike Competitions, so does his confidence.

He said: “It has been different for me racing consistently on super bikes, but I feel I’m getting better each week and my confidence seems to be building.

““Everyone knows how competitive and tough it is to accumulate points in the BSB, but to be honest, I feel like I’m learning every race and we just need to keep chipping away.

“I was very pleased with how the Oulton Park races planned out.

“It was a great weekend and I really like the track at Oulton, I think it suits me and to see that we’ve made such good progress since the last time we were here is only a positive thing,”

“We did make some changes to the bike after Saturday and it seemed have taken us in the right direction so I’m happy with that, I can’t complain really.”

Looking ahead to the Donnington Park race, which starts today, Harrison spoke of his delight to be there, especially given the nostalgia and history of the famous racecourse.

He said: “I’m over the moon to be racing there to be honest and I’m really excited to get out on the course.

“It’s one of my favourite tracks on the calendar and it’s one of those courses you keep an eye out for when the race dates are released.

“I like the place; I also like the track because I think it suits me and I always look forward to returning.

“It’s got a lot of history as well and it has held some big races there, so yes, it’s a brilliant track to come to.”

Harrison added: “I’m quite confident about this weekend too and I’m feeling good.

“My practice run went well today (Friday), so it will be nice to continue improving into the next practice run and then we will go from there.

“I think my challenge for this weekend will be to close the gap and get closer to the top ten, which would obviously mean another points finish.

“I do feel quietly confident about achieving that, I do feel good and it’s just about keeping it all in one piece.”

Harrison added: “The goal should always be to show progression because then it shows you are improving, and it also shows that you are working on the things you put into practice.

“So, this weekend will be no different.”

This race weekend at Donnington Park is the penultimate of the campaign ahead of the final weekend.

That will take place on October 15-17 at Brands Hatch GP, where the riders will return for a second time.