Jamie Hamilton (motorcycle racer)
March 24, 1991 |
He initially pursued a career as a footballer and played for Leicester City under 9's, and then Bolton Wanderers under 11's. However after being taken to a local motocross track in his home town, he was spotted by Harry Corbett, a professional Motocross race team manager and from there progressed to Mini-motos, where he won multiple races, and from there to Short circuit racing.
In 2004 at age 13 he won his first race in the Aprilia 125 club race at Nutts Corner. In 2005 he finished 8th in the Aprilia superteam championship with one win at Knockhill that year. In 2006 he competed in the CB500 Superclub and club championships where he finished first in the club championship, and second in the superclub championship, breaking the lap record at multiple tracks over the course of the season.
British Supersport Championship & Superstock 600
In 2007 he competed in the British Supersport 600 championship, setting the world record as the youngest racer ever to compete in British Supersport. He was treated for minor injuries for his involvement in the incident that killed Guy Sanders at Mondello Park.
Now in 2008 he is competing in British Superstock, the extremely competitive series that is designed to show the riders skill to the full along with the team's ability to set the machine up, riding for MSS Colchester Kawasaki, where he finished 3rd in his first race of the season at Thruxton, and later cinching 4th place at Donington in May 2008, currently 4th overall in the Superstock championship, and riding the leading Kawasaki of the series. 2010 Jamie raced in the Metzeler National Superstock 600 Championship for Gearlink Kawasaki, the official KMUK British Supersport team. Jamie started riding for Gearlink Kawasaki in the 3rd round and went on to win the championship.
Stats correct as of 19 July 2010
British Supersport Championship
(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)
- * Season in progress.