Following a consistently strong performance throughout the season Jamie Harris, 26 of Anglesey clinched the 2015 Wirral 100 Paul Bland Motorsport F600 championship on Sunday with one round remaining. Jamie entered the weekend with a 35-point lead in the championship. The final round will take place in October. Jamie also entered the weekend with a 1-point lead in the ifm-moto.com open championship, competing against the larger 1000cc motorbikes. Once again this weekend Jamie demonstrated his skill in the rain and used his lighter bike to take the advantage in the wet. He now enters the final round of the open championship with a 13-point advantage.
“At the start of the season I never imagined I would be in the position I’m in now. My aim was to secure my 3rd F600 title, never mind a real shot at the ifm-moto.com senior open championship.”
The weekend provided challenging and changing conditions for the racing, with warm track temperatures and dry weather tyres on the Saturday. However over night the rain came in making the track wet and slippery for the Sundays racing. The track started to dry out for the mid morning races, however, by the final senior race the track conditions were poor and visibility low.
Jamie began the final senior race from second position on the grid and challenged for the lead right from the first corner. By lap three Jamie had taken the lead from David Jones of Colwyn Bay and was able to retain the lead for the remainder of the race.
“I knew it was going to be a hard race in such tricky conditions but I was up for the challenge and had nothing but a win on my mind. The open race win was the icing on the cake for a really successful weekend. I’m looking forward to the last round of the championship in October to see if I can complete the double.”
There will be a break in racing now for Jay’s main championship programme for 2015, however he intends on competing on his newly redeveloped Yamaha R6 at the larger race circuits within the remainder of the BSB championship. Harris Racing hopes to attract sponsorship for the 2016 season to progress Jamie’s racing career.