Richie Harrison: Out with the old & in with the new.

Saturday saw Richie out at Oulton Park during the No Limits track day as he stretched the wire for the first time in 2019.

Firstly the new. While the Streetstock machine is yet to break cover as the students continue to get it race ready back at the Myerscough College workshop the Myerscough Motorsport Kawasaki ZXR400 did hit the track as both Richie and fellow lecturer/racer Ryan Garside both completed successful sessions on the new machine around the undulating Cheshire circuit.

The Myerscough Motorsport Kawasaki ZXR400 enjoyed a successful day out. (Image curtesy of Richie Harrison.)

At the end of the successful shakedown Richie said “With only sitting on the Kawasaki ZXR400 in the workshop to adjust bars, levers, etc I was really looking forward to blowing off the cobwebs after the winter break. With a full on afternoon we were hoping to get some good mileage on the little 400 just to get used to it and see if we could make any more tweaks. The afternoon went really well despite running round on very old tyres, I seemed to get on well with the bike and am really looking forward to ironing out the creases ready for round one of the PDMCC Formula 400 Championship in May”

With the afternoon spent on the new bike Richie spent the morning having a final run on the beautiful Alan Edwards owned RAP Racing/P&C Pavers Yamaha Golden Era Supersport machine that took him so close to the Thundersport GB Golden Era title in 2017 and again in 2018.

The beautiful little 600 Yamaha is destined for a new owner soon. (Image curtesy of Richie Harrison)

The bike is set for new ownership soon as Alan prepares to enter the ultra fast Thundersport GB GP1 Class in 2019 with the talented Zach Oultram. We are looking forward to catching up with Richie, Alan and Zach as the season rolls on and we are delighted that both Richie and Zach will be flying our flag with visor decals and on Richie’s singlet. We will also be keeping up to date with testing, race results and images from the year.

Richie and some trophy thief having a little debrief after Donington in 2018.

You can also keep up to date with everything Richie and the team of talented students are up to in more detail by simply clicking on the Facebook link on Richie’s profile. It will take you directly to the Myerscough Motorsport page where you can see exactly what is happening in the workshop and out on track, there are several projects happening right now on both 2 and 4 wheels and it is well worth a look.