Jamie Harrison update – 26th April, Oulton Park

Jamie - Alton Park 26th April Front Shot_cropped

Here is our latest update on Jamie Harrison, the local rider that we have chosen to sponsor this year.

This meet was on the 26th April at Oulton Park, and was a Wirral 100 meet.

Race day turned out to be another typical April day at Oulton with weather conditions being rain, wind and bright sunshine which made tyre choice crucial.

The practice and combined Qualifying went well, albeit on a damp track, and Jamie finshed the session in 2nd place overall but 1st in class.

Race 1

Race 1 was a heat race and Jamie started second on the grid.
However it was all a bit hectic at the front and while battling for positions Jamie and the rider in front out braked themselves at the chicane, which resulted in Jamie having to take to the slip road and the other rider taking the grass to avoid coming off, which meant he rejoined the race in 4th place, which is where he then finished.

Race 2

Race 2 was the Powerbike final and Jamie started 6th on a damp but drying track.

He had a great start and was up to 4th position by the second corner, and by lap two he was in the lead and after pulling away from the other riders started the last lap with just over 1 second lead.

Due to the conditions before the race Jamie had chosen to ride with wet front and intermediate rear tyres, which was the right choice at the start of the race, however as the race went on the track dried which meant the front tyre began to over heat slightly.

This resulted in Jamie being over taken at the last chicane, by a rider who’d chosen dry tyres, and with only a couple of corners left Jamie gave one last push to drive the other rider over the line but just missed out on the win by 0.05 of a second. Gutted!!!!

Jamie - Alton Park 26th April

Last race

The last race of the day was the senior open with a quality field of currant and ex BSB riders.

Jamie started on pole and got a good start into the lead but by the end of the lap was in 3rd and was unable to run the lap times of the front two. He held his place though against the rider in 4th pace, and crossed the line in 3rd place.

Overall another good day at Outlon Park. For this meet we were able to complete the new fairings on Jamie’s bike, and I hope you agree they look really good with the Slaters logo.

More information on the race can be found at the Wirral website – click here