Jamie Harrison update – 9th May, Oulton Park

Jamie - Oulton Park - 9th MayThis race meet saw Jamie and the team back at Oulton Park, and yet again more rain.

Jamie started with a practice but due to the wet conditions and a big oil spill around the circuit the practice session was cut short with the reg flags appearing after just three laps.


First up was qualifying for the open race and the track was drying out so the team decided to go with a wet front and a intermediate tyre in the rear.
As the track dried out the rear tyre was giving Jamie more and more grip and on his last lap he set the fastest lap to get pole position out of 41 riders.

Race One

The first race was the powerbike qualifier and by now the track had dried but just before the racers were called to the grid there was a very light shower so the team decided to go with intermediate tyres front and rear.

The starting positions for this race were determined by championship positions, and as Jamie hadn’t raced with race organisers NG this year he started out 12th on the grid.

However this didn’t stop him, and after a cracking start he was up to 4th place as he exited the 2nd corner.

Fast forward a couple of laps and he had moved into 2nd place, but made a little mistake a the chicane and had to go down the slip road but managed to re-join still in 2nd place.

On the last lap Jamie and the racer in 3rd place swapped places over taking each other a couple of times and both racers finished the race side by side. Unfortunately though Jamie had received a 5 second penalty for a track infringement at the chicane which put me back to 4th.

Race Two

The open race was next up and the conditions were good.

Jamie started from pole position but was just beaten to the first corner and had to settle for 2nd. With a strong field of TT riders and current and ex BSB riders he struggled to hold onto 2nd and lost a couple of places and finished 5th at the flag.

Jamie was able to get a new personal best lap time of 1.44.06 so he finished the race quite happy.

Race Three

The last race was the powerbike final where Jamie started 4th. On the second lap though he had dropped to 5th but this time managed to stay with the leaders for a little longer but was just losing time in a couple of places and started to drop back.

On the last 2 laps he had a good battle with another rider passing each other 3 times on the last lap and he managed to hold on to 5th by 4 tenths of a second.