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Jamie Hamilton joins Wilson Craig Racing
20 February 2014
Northern Ireland prospect Jamie Hamilton has joined leading road racing team Wilson Craig Racing for the Isle of Man TT races, fuelled by Monster Energy.
Hamilton is regarded as one of the brightest talents on the roads along with fellow countryman Lee Johnston and English hope Dean Harrison.
The 23-year-old will compete in five solo races at the TT in the Dainese Superbike, Royal London 360 Superstock and Monster Energy Supersport races on Craig's Honda machines.
He will also contest the Bikesocial.co.uk Lightweight race on a Kawasaki ER6 for Stewart Smith.
The ex-British Superstock 600 champion had been due to ride a Kawasaki ZX-6R for John Duggan this season but will rely on Honda power following his exciting tie-up with Ulster businessman Craig.
Hamilton, who came up through the ranks following two full seasons in Ryan Farquhar's KMR Kawasaki team, said: “For me it is a dream come true riding for Wilson Craig Racing. When I was a kid starting racing I would look at teams like Wilson Craig's and think that I would love to be a part of that that set-up and can now proudly say I am.
“I have on my helmet a logo DBA, dream it, believe it and achieve it and so far it seems to be working for me.
“You can see over recent years Wilson has put out fast reliable bikes capable of winning; it's great to have the opportunity and his support following the likes of Cameron Donald, William Dunlop and Guy Martin,” he added.
“I cannot thank Wilson and his team enough for giving me this opportunity and I hope for a very successful 2014.”
Hamilton was the top newcomer at the Isle of Man TT in 2012 and went on to finish fifth in last year's Lightweight race.
He also earned two 12th place finishes in the Supersport class and lapped at almost 124mph on his way to 16th position in the Superbike event in only his second appearance on the Mountain Course.
Hamilton won the Irish Supersport and Supertwin titles in 2013 and continues to make eye-catching progress as he makes his mark in the sport.
The Northern Irishman is also set to ride for Craig at the North West 200 and Ulster Grand Prix, plus selected Irish national meetings.
Australia's Cameron Donald finished as the runner-up in the Superbike TT last year on Craig's Honda but is considering taking a year out of the sport this season due to family commitments.
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