Anyone who has worked with us may know that one of our Company Directors, Ian Holme, is a huge motorcycle enthusiast and this passion for bikes obviously runs in the family!
Ian’s nephew. Sam Holme, is an extremely talented Motorcycle racer and competes in the Thundersport GB 600 Sportsman Championship. Sam is now in his third year of racing and we are delighted to play a part in his racing career.
We have sponsored Sam from the beginning and have followed his progress closely. Earlier this month Sam was racing at the Brands Hatch Circuit down in Kent in the first round of the Season. Battling the elements and with inconsistent weather, tyre strategy played a huge part in the weekend.
Sam qualified for the first race in a respectable 13th position and after a challenging race where he battled with a few mechanical issues and a tricky start he crossed the chequered flag in 16th position from 42 starters. The weather continued to play a huge role in strategy over the weekend and this affected the result in race 2 and in race 3. However, lots was learnt about the bike and new team and we are looking forward to seeing him progress at Donnington Park in the next round!
Good Luck Sam, from all the team at Harris Irwin, we will be cheering you on!