It’s been quite the season for Jamie Harris of Ty Croes, Anglesey. At the outset of the 2015 season Jamie planned on regaining his Wirral 100 championship title for the Formula 600 category. However with one race to go, not only had he secured the F600 championship, but he also had a 13-point lead in the ifm-moto.com Open Senior championship, racing his 600cc against the faster, more powerful 1000cc bikes. Jamie race after race demonstrated his talent on the bike, and during the Anglesey Grand weekend took victory in both championships.
This season has been quite a successful one to say the least. To come away as a double champion is more than I could ever of imagined at the start of the year! I’m now turning my focus to the final round of the British Supersport championship at Brands Hatch were I’m hoping for another strong performance and a good end to the 2015 season.
Whilst out racing, despite having secured his position as the champion, he continued to push the bike hard breaking the Anglesey international circuit formula 600 lap record, and then re-breaking his own record twice on Sunday.
Harris Racing, managed by Jamie’s father David Harris have worked hard this year on Jamie’s race fitness and the development of the bike. Following the Wirral 100 round at Oulton Park in April, Jamie decided to enter as a wild card rider at the 9th round of the British Superbike championships. Jamie returned to compete at Oulton Park in September where he made quite an impression on SGR Racing’s team manager Stephen Kinghorn.
Jamie’s hard work and dedication throughout the season presented itself with the ultimate reward of being given additional support by SGR Racing to compete in the final rounds of the British Superbike championship. With the support of SGR Racing, family and friends Jamie raised the needed finances to travel and compete in the last three BSB rounds. To date Jamie has competed at Assen in Holland, Silverstone and next weekend will race at the final round of the British championship in Brands Hatch, Kent.
The challenge for Harris Racing is to secure financial backing with the offer to partner with SGR Racing, who is hoping to run two Yamaha R6s in the 2016 British Supersport Championship.
This is a huge opportunity for Jamie to progress his racing career to the next level. Harris Racing hopes to attract the attention of local companies to sponsor and join in the success of the team during 2016.