Championship secured with one round remaining

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.

Jamie Harris

Jamie said;

“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.

Jamie said;

“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.

Winter training paying dividend for the 2015 Season

Jamie Harris, 26 of Anglesey continued his wining streak on Saturday and Sunday at the 100th meeting of the Wirral 100 Championship. The weekend’s races were held at Jamie’s home ground at the Ty Croes circuit. After taking his second win of the season at Oulton Park on Saturday 25th April, Jamie went on to win all of the Paul Bland Motorsport F600 races over the weekend and finished second in both ifm-moto.com senior open races pitching his 600cc against the bigger 1000cc bikes. Jamie’s lead in the championship is now extended to 35 points ahead of his closest rival and he also now leads the ifm-moto.com senior open championship by 1 point.

Jamie said,

“I’m really happy with how the weekend went. I was basically riding a completely new bike to what I’m used to so I didn’t expect to be on the pace as soon as I was. To come away with a 35 point lead and to be leading the open championship is a big boost in confidence for me, and I’m already looking forward to the next round in 3 weeks time”

The weather over the weekend gave Jamie ideal conditions for the race. Over the winter he has been training to keep race fit and developing the bike. This weekend Jamie was running a new engine and suspension set up on the bike, and following a few alterations on Friday Jamie was gaining more and more confidence and finding more speed through the corners. By the end of the racing on Sunday, and in his final race of the weekend, he was just a 10th of a second off breaking the international circuit F600 lap record.

Jamie Harris

After qualifying with the bike on pole position Jamie controlled each of the F600 races from the start. The senior open race saw Jamie start from 3rd on the grid, despite having a lesser-powered bike he challenged for second position throughout the race. Each lap saw Jamie on is 600cc Yamaha and David Jones on his 1000cc Kawasaki pass each other several times. But when the chequered flag fell it was Jamie who took second place.

Jamie plans on continuing to focus his efforts this year on securing his 3rd Wirral 100 Formula 600 title. The next round will be at Anglesey Circuit on the 25th and 26th of July.

Between now and the next round Jamie will be maintaining as much cycling and running as he can to keep race fit so that he can jump on the bike and be on the pace from the off at the next race meet.

Jamie continues to fly the flag for Wales, and he and the race team will be competing at some of the most iconic British racetracks such as Brands Hatch, Donington Park, Silverstone and Oulton Park throughout the 2015 season. Harris Racing is always looking for new partnership opportunities with companies and organisations wishing to become involved in the sport.

A Speedy Start to the 2015 Season

Jamie Harris, 25 of Anglesey took his second win of the season at Oulton Park on Saturday 25th April. Jamie finished his 2014 season on a high taking the top Formula 600 spot at the IFM Anglesey ‘Grand’ race last year, and it’s great to see Jamie on top form again at the start of this year.

It’s been an exciting start to this year’s championship. Jamie took 1st and 2nd place in the two Paul Bland Motorsport supported Formula 600 races and 2nd in the IFM Senior Open race at Anglesey Circuit on the 29th March, and extending his lead in the championship last weekend at Oulton Park.

Jamie said;

“It’s always nice to race at the big circuits like Oulton. It’s a proper riders’ circuit and quite technical. It was a really busy meeting, full grids of 40 riders in both heat races and the final. To come away with the win was mega!”

The weather conditions at Oulton Park were mixed for the races, with last minute tyre changes just before heading out to the grid. At the start of the afternoons racing Jamie set off from fourth on the grid. However, by the middle of the first lap he demonstrated his skill and confidence in the bike, and forced his way into the lead. From there Jamie controlled the race right to the chequered flag.

Harris Racing will be fitting Jamie’s bike a newer engine in time for the next round of racing and Jamie hopes to continue to develop his lead in the overall championship.

This year Jamie plans on focusing his efforts on securing his 3rd Wirral 100 Formula 600 title. The next round will be at Jamie’s home circuit at Ty Croes on the 27/28th June.

“After such a good start to my season, I feel like I’m on a bit of a roll at the moment so it’s a bit disappointing that there’s a bit of a break in racing now until June. I’ll be doing as much cycling and running as I can to keep me in shape until then, so I can jump on the bike and be on the pace from the off”.

David Harris, Jamie’s dad and team manager said, “Jamie has proved year on year his potential, the only thing holding him back is having the right level of financial backing”.

In the meantime Jamie continues to fly the flag for Wales, and he and the race team will be competing at some of the most iconic British racetracks such as Brands Hatch, Donington Park, Silverstone and Oulton Park throughout the 2015 season.

Local media support for Jaime’s end of season high

 

We’ve had some great news coverage over the last couple of weeks since the end of the season for Jamie and the Harris Racing Team. Below is the full press release if you didn’t get a chance to see it in the Bangor and Anglesey Mail or the North Wales Chronicle.

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Jamie Harris, 25 of Anglesey finished his 2014 season on a high after taking the top Formula 600 prize in the prestigious IFM Anglesey ‘Grand’ race at the Ty Croes Circuit. The Grand was the final race of the season in the Wirral 100 championship in which Jamie finished third overall.

It’s been a busy year for Jamie who became a father just ahead of the season. Jay said, “It’s been a difficult season financially trying to balance family life with racing, mainly due to the lack of sponsorship”.

“I haven’t been able to compete at the highest level, but this is something I hope to change for 2015!”

There was a good atmosphere around the paddock all weekend with post-race activities going on long into the night on Saturday.  Jamie however had an early night as he was out first thing Sunday morning for warm-up, practice and qualifying and making sure he was happy with the bike set up.

“I was disappointed with my results on Saturday as I knew I was capable of putting in faster lap times, but this just made me more determined to do better in Sunday’s race. I made it my personal goal to be the fastest 600 in the Grand race”.

“I was over the moon when I achieved this.”

Jamie was just tenths off racing at F600 lap record pace.

“I exceeded my own expectations and it really did make my weekend. ”

Jamie was joined on the podium by Millie who appeared to be very proud of her Dad at the end of the day on Sunday.

Over the winter Jamie will be training hard as he prepares for next year when he hopes to compete in the 2015 British Supersport Evo Championship. A support series to the BSB British Superbike Championship. Jamie has previously raced in the Bristish Superstock 600 championship, but plans to return in 2015 to try and bring a title to Wales.

David Harris, Jamie’s dad and team manager said, “Jamie has proved year on year his potential and I just know with the right financial backing and better machinery he is capable of being highly competitive in the Supersport Evo class”.

Harris Racing currently has opportunities for sponsors to join the successful team at the BSB Championship rounds. Jamie will be flying the flag for Wales and offers a great opportunity for local businesses to join him and the race team at some of the most iconic British race tracks such as Brands Hatch, Donington Park, Silverstone and Oulton Park.

There are sponsorship options for anyone who wants to get involved in racing from joining the 96 members club to full sponsor livery on the bike.

David Harris said, “being involved in a British Superbike support series gives the opportunity to see racing at its highest level. From being trackside spectating, mingling in the paddock, to the pit walks meeting the top riders in the world, it really is a fantastic opportunity to mix business with pleasure”.

For more information about the Harris Racing team, sponsorship opportunities or to get involved please get in touch:

07825599628

info@jamieharrisracing.com

North Wales ChronicleBangor & Anglesey Mail

Another successful season & Looking forward to next year!

This season came to a successful finish for Jay. He finished his 2014 season on a high after taking the top Formula 600 prize in the prestigious IFM Anglesey ‘Grand’ race at the Ty Croes Circuit. The Grand was the final race of the season in the Wirral 100 championship in which Jamie finished third overall. The bike was running well by the afternoon after a quick adjustment to the clutch after the morning’s race.

This page has been neglected a bit over the last few months as Jay settled into life as a dad. However, with daughter Millie doing well Jay is now focusing on the start of the next season, so keep an eye out for updates over the coming months.

Over the winter Jamie will be training hard as he prepares for next year when he hopes to compete in the 2015 British Supersport Evo Championship. A support series to the BSB British Superbike Championship. Jamie has previously raced in the Bristish Superstock 600 championship, but plans to return in 2015 to try and bring a title to Wales.
Championship rounds. Jamie will be flying the flag for Wales and offers a great opportunity for local businesses to join him and the race team at some of the most iconic British race tracks such as Brands Hatch, Donington Park, Silverstone and Oulton Park.

There are sponsorship options for anyone who wants to get involved in racing from joining the 96 members club to full sponsor livery on the bike.
For more information on how you can join and support Jay and get in touch via the contact page.

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