Jamie Harrison update – 25th April, Oulton Park

Jamie - TestingAfter a glorious week of sunshine leading up to the meeting by the time Saturday 25th April arrived the weather had changed dramatically with a cold wind and rain forecast.

The practice session combined with the qualifying went well on a dry but cold track, and after the dramas of the previous meetings qualifying sessions Jamie was pleased to see his name 2nd on the time sheet.

Race One

The first race was a 600cc/1000cc 5 lap mixed heat race and just before Jamie was called to the grid the rain that has been forecast arrived so a quick change to wet tyres was needed.

Jamie started from second on the grid but didn’t get the best of starts so lost a few places. He then had a big front wheel slide going into the first chicane, which was due to the wet weather, which meant that he lost a few more places.

At the end of the first lap Jamie had slid down to 18th place, but as the race continued, and he got used to the wet conditions, he managed to gain some places and finished the race in 12th place.

Race Two

As the day continued so did the bad weather, causing lots of delays due to accidents and oil spillages.

All of these delays meant that the second race didn’t start until 5.40pm, by which time the track had dried out but the temperature had dropped to 5 degrees.

Jamie started out from 14th place on the grid and was able to get up to 4th place, but the race had to be cut to only 4 laps due to the time restrictions.

Race Three

The 3rd race was cancelled as the club ran out of time to complete the full program.