British racer Steve Harris will move up from the RX150 category and will race the ex-Liam Doran X Games winning Citroën C4 in the 2012 Monster Energy MSA British Rallycross Championship, in association with MakTraK. Harris (51) has spent the last two years racing an RX150 after returning to motor sport following a break of more than ten years. A leading national rally competitor in the late ’80s, Harris used a Metro 6R4 in British rallying before taking a break from motor sport.
“The RX150 championship was a brilliant way to get back into motor sport, it’s fast, competitive and great fun,” said Harris who said he got ‘the best available car’ for his graduation to the Supercar class. “I don’t think there was a better car available for me and I’ve got Autopoint Specialist Engineering to run it so everything will be good, it’s up to me to drive the car properly now. It’s a while since I drove anything quite like a Supercar, but I’m told the cars have improved a lot in the way they handle so I hope it won’t be too scary!” With backing from Auto-Plas International and Benchmark Doors, Harris has signed up to drive in all rounds of the British championship – including the British ERC round that is a points scoring event for the BRC’s Supercar class – and may add further events to his schedule. “I’m going to see how things go in the first few races, but if I get on well with the car and we have no major problems I might do some European championship events too,” he said.
Harris raced alongside his sons Jake and Brett in RX150, the three placing fourth, fifth and sixth in the 2011 championship. Jake and Brett will continue to compete in the RX150 championship this year.
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