Racer Rowlings ready to fight at the front end

Harry Rowlings cannot wait to get back on the start line when the British Superbike season returns in the summer.

The 21-year-old took the decision to drop out of the British supersport GP2 class last year with coronavirus causing multiple problems and concerns through the campaign.

The Newport star will be raring to for the 2022 season, which could hopefully see the return of spectators again for the first time in more than a year when the flag drops at Oulton Park, in Cheshire, on June 22.

"Last season was an odd one for me and many other people," he said.

"With some of our family and team being at risk of Covid we decided not to fully commit to the BSB season and instead decided to run our superstock bike at some club racing meetings, just get some track time in.

"Thankfully, I’ve been fortunate enough to be working through all of the lockdowns so that’s kept me busy and we’ve been doing some work on our GP2 bike as well, to make sure its ready for the season.

"I build and design motorsport wiring harnesses for cars, bikes and just about anything.

"I recently change jobs to AiM Technologies who are a racing company so it ties in great with my racing too.

"And although the gym’s have been closed I’ve still been training and mostly going out on my mountain bike to keep my fitness up and get out of the house."

Rowlings will be racing in the Quattro British GP2 Championship for the 2021 campaign, on a BER/Steve Jordan Motorcycles prototype GP2 bike, powered by a Triumph 675cc engine.

"My goals for the season are to get faster each time I get out on track," he said.

"We are starting the season with no data for the bike so it will take us a while to get all that but thankfully we have some important tests at Oulton Park and Silverstone before the season starts, which will definitely put us on the right path.

"But for me, personally, I see no reason why we can’t be fighting at the front and giving the larger teams some hassle."

Rowlings hopes his prototype GP2, which has been adapted from a Triumph 675R – but with a modified frame and swingarm, to allow the team to change the geometry of the bike – will be fast enough to earn some good results.

"Along side this we now have new electronics which allow us to log the data recorded from the bike sensors," he said,

"All this gives us accurate data to be able to change the bike settings to make it better.

"I am racing with the BER/Steve Jordan Motorcycles team again and would like to thank them for the effort they have put in to get this project going, even throughout these tough times.

"I’m fortunate enough to be able to welcome ST Services, BDS Racing and GB Racing on board as new sponsors for the 2021 season.

"And I also really appreciate my current sponsors Factory Agencies, Sublime Designs, Hel Performance, Bell Helmets and Pro Fibre for sticking with me and supporting me going into the new season."

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