The Mar-Train Racing team has confirmed that they will part company with Dean Harrison ahead of the 2016 season.
A statement posted on the team’s website revealed that team boss Tim Martin had agreed to release Harrison from his contract early, to allow the rider to “take up an alternative offer”. Harrison has been one of the stars on the roads in recent years with wins at the Isle of Man TT, Southern 100, and Cock O’the North to his name, along with many other impressive results.
At the end of last year he parted company with RC Express – a team with which he had had an association with since 2012 – to join Mar-Train full time. The team became the official Yamaha UK road racing team for 2015 and endured a tricky year as they developed the new YZF-R1M. Team boss Tim Martin credited Harrison with the work he has carried out in developing the bike over the course of the 2015 season. “Dean has been instrumental in getting the new R1M to where it is now,” he explained. “[He] has been a pleasure to work with over the past two years. He is a talented young rider and needs to follow his own aspirations, I wish him all the best and would have no hesitation in working with him again in the future.”
The team hope to confirm their plans for next year in the coming week. “Our commitment to Yamaha UK and the YZF-R1M project remains intact,” he concluded. “We made a lot of progress throughout 2015 and are looking forward to reaping the benefits with a successful 2016.”