Jamie Harrison update – 4th/5th May, Cadwell Park

Jamie - 4th May - Side This latest update is from Jamie’s third meet of the season at Cadwell Park, the 1st round of the Derby Phoenix Championships. This meet had seven races over the weekend – which meant it was a very busy couple of days for Jamie!!

First up on the Sunday was qualifying for the allcomers races, and on a busy track Jamie struggled to get a clear lap in and finished 3rd fastest.

Race 1

The 1st race was the 1300 four stroke class where Jamie started from 8th position on the grid. The race went ok, and he did experience some bike handling problems but even with this he managed to finish in second place.

Race 2

The next race was the allcomers, where Jamie had finished 3rd fastest in qualifying. Jamie managed to get into 4th place, and was able to then get into 3rd position but couldn’t run the lap times of the front two riders and ended up finishing the race in 3rd place.

Race 2 had seen the team make a few small changes to the bikes suspension, which Jamie and the team felt had impacted on the performance so they decided the change the gearing for the next race which proved to be a good move.

Race 3

Race 3 was another 1300 race, and after the few changes to the bike Jamie had a better run overall. He was able to equal his personal best lap time around the Cadwell track, and although he finished the race in 3rd position he was a lot closer to the two front riders, so he ended the day a lot happier.

Jamie - 4th May - Front angleRace 4

Monday’s first race was the allcomers, but it was soon clear the handling issues that had come up on the Sunday were still there, which meant that Jamie finished in 3rd place.

Race 5

The next race was anther 1300’s and after a few minor tweaks the bike was handling well. By the third lap Jamie was in the lead and had a good gap back to 2nd, but then the red flags came out and as the racers hadn’t completed enough laps a re run was called.

The re run saw Jamie have another good start into 2nd place, but even with his new personal best lap time it still wasn’t enough for him to take the overall win – but he was getting closer.

Races 6 and 7

Race 6 was allcomers and Jamie finished in 3rd place again. The next, and final race of the meet, was another 1300 where he finished 3rd place.

Overall the weekend saw Jamie get on the podium for each race, and get some good solid championship points.