Jake Harris just missed out on his first podium in the MSA British Rallycross Championship after gearbox issues saw him come home in fourth place in the MSA Supercar Final.
The Essex based newcomer was looking to gain more experience in his LD Motorsports prepared Citroen DS3 as he took part in his second ever Supercar class start, however it would be a difficult Bank Holiday Monday.
In Q1, Harris pulled over with mechanical issues which left him without a competitive time. Q2 saw Harris start from the middle of the front row and put in a solid time and placed himself in fifth position. A back row start for Q3 meaning he had the rest of the field to navigate around saw him keep his LD Motorsports DS3 in fifth spot.
This meant that Harris would line up in seventh place for the MSA Supercar Final along with such names as Ollie O’Donovan, Julian Godfrey and Kevin Procter. The Final itself took three re-starts to get underway and Harris took an early joker to try and make up ground.
The tactic was working well with Harris looking good for third place until gearbox issues meant that he would lose the place and come home fourth at the checkered flag. This is his best finish in the series so far and the Essex based driver lies 13 points off the lead in fifth place in the Drivers Championship as the series heads to Pembrey in June.
Harris takes the positives away from his weekend’s work.