12/04/2017

Harrison switches to Team Pyro ahead of Donington UK Clio Cup rounds

Nathan Harrison will move to the Team Pyro squad for the remainder of the 2017 Renault UK Clio Cup season – starting this Easter weekend at Donington Park.
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Harrison raced in the opening rounds for the reigning champion outfit JamSport Racing.

But the Oxford racer explained: “It’s a decision my sponsors have taken. I really like the people at JamSport, but I’m now looking forward to building a nice relationship with Pyro.

“I feel this is a move that will benefit me in the long run – this is only my third season of car racing, Pyro have won the UK Clio Cup in six of the last eight seasons and I’m sure I can come on leaps and bounds with them.”

Heading to Donington Pyro’s Mike Bushell – its 2014 Champion – jointly leads the championship and its new 16-year-old signing Jack McCarthy is fourth in the standings. Former championship runner Ash Hand is also among its high-profile line-up.

A misted windscreen and then a tangle with WDE’s Dan Zelos blighted Harrison’s performances in his first UK Clio Cup races at Brands Hatch.

However he added: “I felt we could have come away with much better results but I’ve always gone well before at Donington – I won my first ever car race there in 2015 (MINI Coopers) and got another won last year in the F56s so I’m hoping to get things going there this weekend.”