Dean Harrison, winner of the Duke Road Race Rankings Championship 2017 and retaining his title first gained a year previously, received the coveted Geoff Duke Trophy during a special presentation at the Southern 100 Racing Club’s Annual Dinner recently. 

The uniquely designed trophy was presented to Dean by Geoff’s younger son, Michael and Mike’s daughter Kirsty.

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The presentation took place whilst Dean, who was one of the guests of honour – being the 2017 Southern 100 Solo Champion – was interviewed by Manx Radio’s Tim Glover. 

Dean said: ‘I am delighted to have retained the Duke Rankings Championship for a second year, although it wasn’t an easy win being chased hard by James Cowton during the 25 rounds.’