BRADFORD motorcycling ace Dean Harrison took home a point from the opening round of the British Superbikes Championship at Silverstone.

Speaking to the T&A ahead of the Easter Weekend event, Harrison admitted it was hard for his DAO Racing Kawasaki team to keep up with some of the factory outfits.

However, he did insist his main aim was to score more than the eight points he managed in total last year.

He is at least an eighth of the way there, having picked up a point by finishing 15th in the opening sprint race on Saturday.

He came home just over 16 seconds behind winner Kyle Ryde, dipping just under the 20 minute mark with a time of 19:59:870.

Sadly, that was as good as it got for the 34-year-old, who finished a lap down in race two on the Sunday, crossing the line in 20th place.

Josh Brookes was the winner of that event.

And he could only follow that up by coming 19th in the third and final race, his time of 27:17:653 seeing him finish around 22 seconds behind the man on the top step of the podium, Glenn Irwin.

Brookes leads the way after Silverstone, accumulating 48 points over the three races.

The next round will be held at Oulton Park from April 29 to May 1.