Harris ready for maiden victory

Karl Harris feels he is closer than ever to breaking his British Superbike victory duck as he maintained his dominance through to the second day of testing for the Brands Hatch curtain raiser.

The Hydrex Honda rider has marked himself out as the man to beat following five free practice sessions, the 'Bomber' topping all four dry sessions with a best lap of 46.435secs to head into the remainder of the weekend as a favourite for victory come Monday.

Ominously for his rivals, Harris says he feels more confident on the CBR1000RR every time he ventures onto track, to the point that he is looking to breach 46secs in qualifying.

“The team is fantastic and the bike is awesome,” he told Radio. “I'm not surprised [we are this quick]. I get on well with the team, I've gelled with the bike straight away and I'm getting more and more confident.

“The track conditions in the last session weren't ideal, so to go faster than we have done all weekend is fantastic. When the track temperatures and the conditions get better, we should be down to 45s at least.

With 111 races under his belt, but no race win to his name, Harris says he 'ready' to finally break that victory duck.

“The way things are going at the moment, it is going fantastically, so I think we are ready to win.”

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Busanut - Unregistered

April 11, 2009 6:35 PM

Karl has had a lean couple of seasons results wise, but has always been quick.Look at his racing pedigree, the guy is no mug ! If luck is on his side, 2009 WILL be Bomber's season !

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