Harrison signs for Jamsport
Mini Challenge runner-up Nathan Harrison will move into the Renault UK Clio Cup this season after a planned switch to the British Touring Car Championship didn’t materialise.
The 20-year-old took three wins in the Mini series last season, after claiming the Cooper class title the year before. He will now compete in the Clio Cup with the title-winning Jamsport squad after talks to join Power Maxed Racing in the BTCC fell through.
“This year we were supposed to be going to British Touring Cars, we had tried to raise a budget to compete with Power Maxed in the new Vauxhall,” explained Harrison. “But our biggest sponsor pulled the plug at the last second. That put us on the back foot.
“We thought we’d do Clios as it’s a great stepping stone to the BTCC and it gets my name known around the paddock.
“Jamsport won the championship last year so they appealed to us and they’re only half an hour down the road from us.”