Ruptured fuel tank blows Harris’ hopes of success at Pembrey


Photo credit: Jake Harris

A truly disappointing weekend for MSA British Rallycross Supercars newcomer, Jake Harris: the Essex-based driver came to Pembrey for round three of the Championship, hoping to capitalise on his previous outings, where he scored enough points to clinch fifth overall in the series.

The Welsh track has undergone significant revisions to its layout, and that, coupled to the treacherous conditions of the track itself, was certainly no recipe for a good practice session. However, worse was still to come for Harris: after being forced to pull over in the practice session, inspection revealed his LD Motorsports-run Citroen DS3 to have a ruptured fuel tank, which meant his weekend was over even before he could actually start racing. By missing out on the Pembrey race, Harris has now slipped down to eighth overall, and hopes his car will be ready for this weekend’s double-header (22-23 July) at Mondello Park in Ireland.

“The weekend is one to forget for me. I am truly disappointed, especially as we had showed increased pace in testing before the event, Harris reckons.

“The LD Motorsport team had really worked hard on the car and it had the potential and pace to have me right up there challenging for the podium.We went into the weekend confident of a strong performance,but unfortunately our event was over before it could get started.

“All I can do now is wait to fight back at the next 2 rounds at Mondello.”

On Saturday, 22 July, racing for BRX round four at Mondello starts at 9:00 in the morning. The same schedule applies for the following day’s round five.