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Top Contenders in the Dynapro Minitwins Championship Series In Europe Use K&N
Jonathan Harrison of Harrison Brothers Racing is a major championship contender in the Motorcycle Racing Organization (MRO) Dynapro Minitwins Championship Series in Europe.
The series is based around riders using machines which have a capacity of no more than 650 cc. The tuning rules are limited so that the bikes cannot exceed 72 brake horsepower (at the rear wheel). “In order to keep costs down the racing is always close,” said Richie Harrison of Harrison Brothers Racing. “It is common to see 5 or 6 bikes battling wheel to wheel.”
Richie Harrison of Harrison Brothers Racing
In 2005, Jonathan’s elder brother Richie was in a bad crash at speeds of more than 140 mph for the first round of the MCRCB Metzeler Racetec National Superstocks Championship. Richie broke his pelvis in two places, suffered a broken sternum, a broken hip and bruised lungs.
Jonathan entered the series that year, just prior to round 1 at Brands Hatch onboard a 2003 Suzuki SV650S. Despite his brother’s tragedy, he scored his first podium with a 2nd overall at the last round of the year at Brands Hatch in October of 2005 and finished 7th within the championship.
This year, Jonathan is currently in 2nd place in the championship standings. He entered the “battle of the weekend” at Snetterton for rounds 7 and 8 of the Dynapro Minitwins in 5th place. “Jonathan had everything to lose and nothing to gain at 5th place,” said Richie. “He raced like his life depended on it to get to second place. As the pack roared from the line Jonathan slotted into 3rd place with Chris Maille at the head of the pack and Jack Wright 2nd. At the end of lap 1 all was going to plan until the pack went into Coram Russell. On lap 2 Jonathan tried to dive into 2nd, but ran wide and slipped into 6th place. Jonathan struggled with Wright and Maille to take out the leader, Keith Clarke. They made a move and demoted the leader to 3rd, Jonathan moved to the front and Wright held 2nd. Maille was having problems with his Suzuki and dropped to 5th.”
The race continued as the leading group returned on the last lap Jonathan held a small advantage over Wright with Clarke. The Harrison Brothers Racing team then exploded on pit wall and Jonathan took his third win of the weekend to consolidate his 2nd place in championship points.
In Dynapro Minitwins Championship racers score 25 points for 1st place, 20 for 2nd place and 16 for 3rd place, all the way down to 1 point for 15th position. This point system is in place for each race and each round has two races. In 2006, it is a 34 race series.
The series is all run on oval tarmac circuits and uses the majority of tracks that the British Superbike Championship uses. It also goes to North Western France for 1 round at Croix en Ternois.
Harrison Brothers Racing uses K&N Engineering
. “We haven’t suffered any mechanical breakdowns in over two years of racing,” said Richie. “K&N product’s allows our bike to breathe and aids our torque.”
Jonathan’s next race will be at Cadwell Park in Lincolnshire for rounds 9 and 10 of the Dynapro Minitwins Championship. “Jonathan is very confident of continuing his run of good form and would like to take a full house of pole position, 4 race wins, 4 race fastest laps including a new lap record,” said Richie. “It’s a tall order but Cadwell Park is Jonathan’s favorite circuit and he is itching to get on the track.”
Jonathan Harrison of Harrison Brothers Racing
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