Jamie Harrison race update – 10th/11th April, Oulton Park

Jamie Harrison at Oulton Park

Friday 10th April

The Friday morning saw Jamie out for a practice at a sunny Oulton Park, a drastic change from the last race at Anglesey

After the practice session and some small set up changes he was happy and ready for the qualifying session planned in the afternoon. Unfortunately though the qualifying was postponed until the following day, due to a lack of circuit Doctors.

Saturday 11th April

Saturday morning was wet and windy so the wet tyres were back on and somehow the team forgot to fit the timing transponder to the bike which meant they didn’t record a lap time and would have to start from the back of the grid again.

Not the best start for the team.

Race one

By the time the first race was due to the start the weather had changed again and the track had dried out all though it was still cool and with a strong wind.

Jamie made some great progress the first few laps and attacked the race head on, trying to pass any many riders as he could to make his way up the grid. However it was soon apparent that there was a strong cross wind as the riders came over Hill Top and the wind caught Jamie and blew him off line knocking his feet off his pegs in the process.
He kept it steady though and continued to move up the field, finishing the race in 4th place.

Race two

Jamie started race two from 4th place. He was able to get a strong start and work his way up to second place coming out of the first corner, however by the end of the first lap he had gone back down to 4th place.

All the riders were fairly close together, and all looking at passing which was making it difficult but he was getting good drive out of Cascades which enabled him to pass up the inside at the fast Island bend .

A couple of laps later, and after making the same move, he was up to 2nd and closing on the leader. The gap was coming down but after catching some back markers in the wrong place his challenge was over and he finished the race in 2nd place.


Overall another positive race, which saw Jamie build on his good start from the first race of the season.

Mike Lyne, from Crewe Guardian, was also at the Track.

Click here to read his full article, complete with picture.