Earlier this year we announced that we’d be getting behind Myerscough College’s 2-wheel race efforts this season, with experienced duo Ryan Garside and Richie Harrison piloting a number of machines prepared by their students.
Garside has already made an excellent start to his season with Thundersport GB in the Golden Era Steelsport class, and last weekend it was the turn of ex-Golden Era Supersport rider Richie to make his Myerscough race debut.
Racing with the Preston & District Club in their opening round at Three Sister Circuit near Wigan, Harrison was entered into both the Formula 400 and Streetstock Evo classes.
Despite not having raced at Three Sisters in more than two decades, Richie started well by taking 2nd in the Streetstock Evo race, aboard the little WK SP125. Students aged from 14 upwards have volunteered their own time to turn the bike from an unloved, garaged commuter to race ready, and this opening result shows that they’ve certainly done a great job! Graham Corfield was untouchable at the front of the pack, but Richie held off a strong challenge from Stephen Tomlinson Jr who finished third.
The college have also picked up a Kawasaki ZXR400 for this season, on which Richie once again impressed as he took a 2nd and 3rd place in the Formula 400 races. Double race winner Tony Griffiths would finish less than a second ahead of Harrison and the other podium finishers, showing how closely matched the riders were.
Next month the team will be back for Round 2, on Sunday 9th of June where they’ll be hoping for more silverware.
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