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Hamilton follows in the footsteps of legends after signing with WCR

After much deliberation, Ballyclare's young road racing sensation Jamie Hamilton (right), has finally put pen-to-paper to compete with Londonderry-based Wilson Craig Racing this season.

The happy-go-lucky 23-year-old will compete at the three major international road races this term, riding Supersport and Superbike machinery, replacing popular Australian Cameron Donald in the Wilson Craig set-up.

Hamilton's main focus with the Derry team will be the Isle of Man TT Races at the end of May and beginning of June, where he will take in five solo races on Craig's Honda stable of machinery.

The former British Superstock 600cc champion was crowned top newcomer at the TT back in 2012, and has gone on to podium success at both the Ulster Grand Prix and North West 200 on Supertwin machinery for KMR Kawasaki.

But having served his time under the watchful eye of KMR team owner Farquhar, the youngster is now ready to step up in the classes on the roads that really matter with a top team, as he explained:

"For me it's a dream come true to be riding for team like Wilson's," he smiled. "When I started racing I looked at teams like Wilson's and knew that's where I eventually wanted to be.

"Now I can follow in the footsteps of Guy Martin, William Dunlop and Cameron Donald who have all raced Wilson's bikes."

In other news, the famous Cookstown company who make some of the world's best sausages and other pork products – and were promoted by George Best back in the day – have pledged continued support to John Burrows' Racing for a fourth consecutive year.

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