Place of Birth: Darlington, Co Durham
Career to Date:
1987: Began riding motorcycles
1992: Began racing in Schoolboy Motocross
1996: Had first ever road race onboard a 1989 Yamaha TZR 125cc
1997: NEMCRC F125cc“ 2nd, Auto 66 Club Prod 125cc“ 3rd, EMRA 125cc Superteens“ 3rd
1998: Moved up to Honda CB500 Newcomers Cup. Regular top 20 finishes, NEMCRC CB500 Cup Champion
1999: Stars of Tomorrow CB500 Cup“ 14th, NEMCRC CB500 Cup“ 2nd
2000: New Era MCC ˜Superclub CB500 Cup “ 4th
2001: New Era MCC ˜ Superclub CB500 Cup Champion, Auto 66 Club Sound of Thunder Champion, Auto 66 Club Formula 500cc Champion
2002: Moved into the New Era MCC F600cc Championships onboard an ageing 1995 Kawasaki ZX6R. Spent most of the year out, due to machine failure and an unfortunate accident. Became crew assistant to younger brother Jonathan whom was competing in the CB500 Cup.
2003: New Era MCC 'Superclub' Pro Bike Open Championship and selected rounds of the BSB National Superstock Championship onboard a 1999 Yamaha R1.
Born and bred in Darlington, Richard comes from a racing family, with both him and younger brother Jonathan following in their fathers footsteps into motorcycle racing. In fact Steve Harrison is now both Richard & Jonathans crew chief.
Richard is determined that he has the ability to make a successful career as a professional motorcycle racer, and entering the National championships represents a major step forward in that direction.