Monday, July 9, 2018

ROUND 5 Knockhill

BSB Knockhill July 6th – 8th round 5 of 12.

The most recent round of the British Superbike series took the team to Scotland, for round 5 at Knockhill racing circuit. Jamie has had varying luck at Knockhill over the years and we were unsure whether he would be able to race this year due to his current foot injury of 6 broken bones.

The team made the long journey to Scotland and the weather forecast was looking great for the weekend ahead. Jamie completed both free practice sessions where he ended up 9th and 10th, Jamie knew at this point that his foot had definitely still not healed as he was struggling with pain throughout the twisty turns of the circuit but he was so pleased to be back on his bike and on the way to riding competitively once again.

Qualifying on Saturday morning brought more great weather, Jamies lap time placed him P10 on the grid for the sprint race, the lap times were extremely close and he was less than a second off pole position with his lap time. Throughout qualifying and free practice Jamie was able to come into the pit lane to rest his foot when he needed to but Jamie and the team knew once the 2 races came this was not going to be possible. In Saturdays 18 lap sprint race Jamie came over the line as the 10th Supersport bike therefore scoring some championship points. Jamie was in a lot of pain when he entered parc ferme and the team knew a longer 26 lap race on the Sunday was going to prove very difficult.

Jamie lined up on the grid for the 26 lap feature race on the Sunday but following the previous days riding Jamies foot was very agitated and painful now. Jamie completed 18 of the laps but had to retire from the race, this was a very difficult decision for Jamie and the team but it was felt to be the most sensible option with regards to his recovery, which essentially is the most important thing that can be aimed for currently.

Jamie and the team know he can be competing for podium positions as he has done previously this year and we have full confidence that Jamie will be back fighting fit soon.

Quote from Jamie:
“I am so disappointed with how long my recovery is taking, it is definitely my longest recovery period I have ever had throughout my racing career but I am so ready for some more highs this season and being back on the podium”

I would like to thank my sponsors and supporters that are making the 2018 season happen, Slidecodor, Andrew Piperwork Services, Hemisphere Freight Services, BSS, J&S Accessories, Silkolene Lubricants, Dijon Flooring, The Stirrup Cup pub in Barton Seagrave, and of course Mark Sadler at Go Racing Developments.

If anyone is interested in advertising their business or supporting me to stay on track, please contact me: www.facebook.com/jamieperrin75

Keep a look out on my facebook page because I will be selling some 2018 supporters merchandise!

Don’t forget you can always watch my races live on Eurosport 2!

Round 6 is at Brands Hatch GP on 20th – 22nd July, come and say hello if you are going to be there!!

Monday, June 18, 2018

ROUND 4 Snetterton

BSB Snetterton Official Test Thursday 17th May:

Following on from Oulton Park, there was an official BSB test at Snetterton circuit, the team attended and hoped to get some good settings ready for round 4. The first session went well, but unfortunately on the second lap of the second session, when trying to pass slower riders, Jamie had a big high side and immediately knew that my foot was in a bad way. I limped to the side of the track where I was taken to the med centre and then onto the local hospital, I had an X-Ray and was given the bad news, 6 broken bones!

BSB Snetterton Round 4:


Jamie has done everything he possibly could have to get fit for round 4, he has attended hyperbaric chambers and laser treatment but arriving at Snetterton the team knew it was going to be a big ask for Jamie to be able to ride the bike.

Free practice 1, there were a few issues making it difficult for Jamie to tell whether he would be able to ride therefore he also headed out for Free practice 2, after a very tentative lap Jamie knew the pain was too much making it difficult to concentrate as every right turn was agonising.

Jamie and the rest of his family team had to make the very difficult decision not to compete. It is now really important to Jamie to concentrate on his recovery as much as possible over the next 2 weeks until Knockhill.

Jamie would like to thank His sponsors and supporters that are making the 2018 season happen, Slidecodor, Andrew Pipework Services, Hemisphere Freight Services, BSS, J&S Accessories, Silkolene Lubricants, Dijon Flooring, DB Tints and of course Mark Sadler at Go Racing Developments.

ROUND 3 Oulton Park

BSB Oulton Park May 5th-7th round 3 of 12.


A week before arriving at Oulton Park for the race weekend Jamie had visited the Cheshire circuit to complete a test day, this gave Jamie a chance to set up the bike and try some different settings, the weather was very cold and windy a major contrast to a week later for the race weekend which was very hot and sunny for the 3 days.

Jamies two practice sessions went well and he had completed consistent lap times throughout ready to go into his qualifying session on Sunday.

Going into day 2 for the qualifying session the weather was once again really sunny and hot, Jamie qualified in P7 which he was quite disappointed with, he hit some traffic on his best lap and struggled to get back into the rhythm with his tyres also being past their best.

Jamie and the team were once again over the moon following the race result with Jamie ending in 3rd place and getting onto the podium!

Sunday brought once again glorious weather, Jamies lap time placed him p7 on the grid for race 2, Jamie was dicing for 4th but had a small slide off which brought an end to the weekend.

Jamie isn't hurt and the bike has very limited damage so we have to now try to take the positives from the weekend and another trophy is coming home after Jamie's great performance in the sprint race.

We now have a long break to the next round at Snetterton which is on the 15th-17th June. Jamie will be completing a test day at Snetterton prior to this and the bike and Jamie will be back strong and competitive again!

Quotes from Jamie:
"The weekend has been a bit up and down but I am so happy with my second podium of the season and I'm feeling positive there is more to come"

"I'm disappointed not to have finished race 2 but I'm a racer and I'm always pushing myself and the bike to the limit - looking forward to Snetterton already"

I would like to thank my sponsors and supporters that are making the 2018 season happen, Slidecodor, Andrew Pipework Services, Hemisphere Freight Services, BSS, J&S Accessories, Silkolene Lubricants, Dijon Flooring, Standard Engineering, DB Tints and of course Mark Sadler at Go Racing Developments.

If anyone is interested in advertising their business or supporting me to stay on track, please contact me: www.facebook.com/jamieperrin75.

Keep a look out on my facebook page because I will be selling some 2018 supporters merchandise!!

Don't forget you can always watch my races live on Eurosport 2!

Round 4 is at Snetterton on the 15th-17th June, come and say hello if you are going to be there!!

Monday, April 16, 2018

ROUND 2 Brands Indy

BSB Brands Hatch Indy April 13th-15th round 2 of 12.

The major damage to the bike from round 1 at Donington turned out to be not quite as bad as it could have been, but we had a very busy 8 days organising and sorting spares to fix it. Mark Sadler at Go Racing Developments successfully built the bike and brought it to Brands Hatch with just some cosmetic things to sort.

So day 1 Friday the 13th weather started off very wet and very foggy but as the weather forecast was set to be good, I sat out free practice 1 to finish my bike repairs. So I felt very comfortable and confident going out into the 2nd free practice session where I finished 4th fastest which confirmed that the positives I had taken from Donington were correct and I have got the race pace.

Going into day 2 for my qualifying session the weather was really sunny and I had a successful session qualifying in 4th position which is where I would start race 1 on the grid in the afternoon.

I feel the race went really well and I finally got a podium position that I was chasing last year! I finished in 3rd place and I also completed the third fastest lap giving me a front row start for race 2 on Sunday.

Sunday brought dry but overcast weather, so I set off from the awning for the race feeling extremely confident. I was part of the leading trio once again and riding comfortably with them but to my dismay on lap 2 I noticed boards out around the track advising I had received a penalty ride through for a jump start, on returning to the track I was in 30th place, I did however manage to salvage a few championship points and came over the line in 13th place.

So although the weekend feels very up and down I now know that I do have the race pace for further podiums!

Quotes from Jamie:
"So overwhelmed at finally getting to taste the champagne and getting to stand on the podium that has been so elusive to me"

"I am really disappointed with my position in race 2 but glad to have salvaged some points after making such a rookie error of a jump start, that won't happen again!!"


I would like to thank my sponsors and supporters that are making the 2018 season happen, Slidecodor, Andrew Pipework Services, Hemisphere Freight Services, BSS, J&S Accessories, Silkolene Lubricants, Dijon Flooring, Standard Engineering, DB Tints and of course Mark Sadler at Go Racing Developments.


If anyone is interested in advertising their business or supporting me to stay on track, please contact me: www.facebook.com/jamieperrin75.

Keep a look out on my facebook page because I will be selling some 2018 supporters merchandise!!


Don't forget you can always watch my races live on Eurosport 2!

Round 3 is at Oulton Park on the 5th-7th May, come and say hello if you are going to be there!!

ROUND 1 Donington Park

BSB Donington Park 31st March - 2nd April. Round 1 of 12.

The winter of no racing flew by with organising the 2018 season and completing testing on my race bike as well as any other 2 wheeled track time I could get, between motocross, pitbiking and flat tracking.

Here we were round 1 of BSB at Donington Park, testing had gone well and I felt confident to start the year on a high. The whole weekend was plagued with very cold weather and my two free practice sessions brought wet conditions, therefore very few laps were completed.

Going into day 2 and my midday qualifying session I felt very comfortable and track conditions although still cold were dry. I completed numerous laps and my times were competitive and I was sitting within the top 3, the session was stopped due to a red flag and when I returned to the track I found myself in traffic. A very unfortunate and unlucky incident occured where I reached the end of the start and finish straight travelling at around 160mph I found I had no front brake and was unable to slow the bike down. On realising I had no brake my instinct was to jump off the bike, amazingly I suffered no major injuries other than being deemed unfit to ride by the medical team due to concussion. Unfortunately the bike suffered major damage as we both hurtled into the tyre wall.

I have to try to take the positives from the weekend and my pace is looking extremely competitive and I am still feeling very confident moving into round 2 at Brands Hatch Indy circuit on 13th-15th April. Happy to see that presently the weather forecast is looking better for that weekend!

I would like to thank my sponsors and supporters that are making the 2018 season happen, Slidecodor, Andrew Pipework Services, Hemisphere Freight Services, BSS, J&S Accessories, Silkolene Lubricants, Dijon Flooring, Standard Engineering, DB Tints and of course Mark Sadler at Go Racing Developments.

If anyone is interested in advertising their business or supporting me to stay on track, please contact me:
www.facebook.com/jamieperrin75

Quote from Jamie:

"This weekend has made me more determined for round 2 at Brands, I know I have the pace to be up there and I'm hoping I can prove this"

Looking forward to meeting anybody that is coming to Round 2 at Brands Hatch. Come and see me and have a cup of tea!