British Rallycross

Harris Moves Up To Supercars for 2017 British Rallycross Season

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Photo credit: Matt Bristow

Jake Harris will contest a full season in the Supercar category of the 2017 British Rallycross Championship driving his father’s Citroen DS3.

Harris who last season finished third in the 2016 RX150 championship and competed in the season ending Proctors Rallycross Grand Prix in October driving the DS3,  says he can’t wait to get started. “I’m really looking forward to this season. I drove the Supercar at a test, but Croft was my first experience of driving the car in wet conditions.”

He added: “I started steadily and built up the pace throughout the day. I struggled slightly to find grip on my starts which meant I was in the midfield in the races and with it being very wet, that was difficult. I missed getting into the A final due to a spin, but all in all I came away from the event happy.”

The car Harris will pilot is currently in the progress of being rebuilt by LD Motorsports and he admitted: “We have a few options to test before the first round (at Croft) but it depends when the car is finished. I think every driver on the grid hopes to win, but I’m in no doubt about how hard the competition will be this year”

“I’m confident in the car and that I’m learning quickly so I hope for some good battles with front runners as the year goes on and hopefully we can get some podium finishes. I think to progress you always have to think about the next level, but with my first season not having started yet, my thoughts at the moment are very much about what I need to do this year”

The British Rallycross championship is set to be contested over nine rounds and begins at Croft on March 19.

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