BRADFORD race ace Dean Harrison enjoyed a superb victory at the Manx Grand Prix, but his dreams of a double were dashed.

Harrison took the Senior Manx Grand Prix title, and with it, a new lap record.

He was in imperious form on the Craven Manx Norton, and won by an astonishing 52.5 seconds.

After taking his time to overhaul John McGuinness at the front of the pack, a second circuit of 111.395mph by Harrison saw him record the fastest ever lap by a 500cc single cylinder classic machine and he pulled away thereafter.

The start had been delayed by overnight rain, but that proved no obstacle for Harrison, who could have won by more had he not eased off as he descended the mountain for the final time.

Harrison had hoped to back that up by winning the Classic Superbike Manx GP crown.

In the three-lap marquee race, Harrison led just over a third of the way in, and was still within touching distance of Michael Dunlop even after being overtaken.

But at just under seven seconds adrift in second place, the Bradfordian’s Key Racing Ducati expired, forcing him into retirement.