A look back at Jamie’s 2017 season
From the first day of the first round of the FIM CEV Repsol European Talent Cup, Jamie Davis went into the season knowing that he had a tough and steep learning curve ahead of him, because it was a new bike of bigger capacity & older competitors with a lot more experience and new circuits to learn.
The first time he got onto the bike was in Albacete at the first round, in the pouring rain, so not the best combination. However straight away Jamie and the Fau55 Team worked well together and so the season began.
Through the season Jamie has had the usual ups and downs which are part and parcel of racing, but every race weekend the British youngster stepped up his game and improved massively round by round to the point that in Motorland Aragon, he lost out on the win by a mere 0.159 seconds – and a podium position by only 0.06 seconds
Across 2017 Jamie has proven to the the Fau55 squad, to other teams and crucially to himself that he can run up the front against the best young riders of the world – and having only just turned 13 on the 16th December he has plenty of time to keep learning, listening and focusing on his future in racing.
For 2018 Jamie has signed to the British team, KRP Racing with Mark Keen at its helm, and is naturally very highly motivated and cannot wait to start testing early in the new year. Whilst this is going to be very exciting, Jamie will also be racing in the new British Talent Cup which is hosted at BSB, WSBK & MotoGP events throughout the year so it looks to be an extraordinarily busy and exciting year.
The commitment from Jamie and his family is 100%, as it always has been and always will. His fitness programme and overall training – guided by expert coaches James Toseland and Danny Webb – is incredible and his dedication to the sport is fantastic even at such a young age.
Bring on 2018!