Harris shows best form at Cadwell Park

Karl Harris makes a welcome return to the front of the British Superbike field at Cadwell Park as he notches up two strong top ten finishes.
Having made a surprise comeback to MCE British Superbike Championship action last month, Karl Harris showed flashes of his very best form at Cadwell Park as he proved a consistent front runner on the Quattro Plant Kawasaki.

The 'Bomber', who has not contested a full season with the same team since 2008, showed well on his debut with the Quattro Plant Kawasaki team at Brands Hatch, but his form would elevate further at Cadwell Park as he proved a top five contender all weekend.

Qualifying in fifth position, Harris held down sixth position for the majority of the first race before a late pass by Josh Brookes consigned him to seventh, a BSB result that remains his best since Brands Hatch 2009 when he competed for Hydrex Honda.

Going on to finish ninth in race two, though Harris was disappointed not finish a little higher, he would still emerge as the best-placed Kawasaki rider.

“This weekend has been mega, I was disappointed in race two, as I struggled with rear tyre grip from the off. After my finish in race one, I was determined to get a top five finish in race 2. I was pushing the bike as hard as I dared, but had several near high-sides, one in particular at Barn, which saw me lose out a place to Pete Hickman.”

“The bike is performing well. We just need to change the bottom power range of the engine, so I have a little more punch coming out of the corners. Donington is a great circuit and I can't wait to get there.”

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Karl Harris - Quattro Plant Kawasaki [pic credit: Ian Hopgood]
Karl Harris Quattro Plant Kawasaki Superbike Team - [picture credit: Ian Hopgood]
Karl Harris Quattro Plant Kawasaki Superbike Team - [picture credit: Ian Hopgood]
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Patric Muff - Bathams BMW
Michael Rutter - Bathams BMW
Josh Brookes - Milwaukee Yamaha
Ryuichi Kiyonari - Buildbase BMW
Jenny Tinmouth - Two Wheel Racing Honda
Christophe Ponsson - Bimota Alstare Junior
Chris Walker - Lloyds British GBmoto Kawasaki
Shane Byrne - Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki
Shane Byrne - Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki
Josh Brookes on the rostrum at Oulton Park
Milwaukee Yamaha`s Josh Brookes
Josh Brookes on the Milwaukee Yamaha
Ryuichi Kiyonari crosses the line to take victory at Oulton Park
Dan Linfoot Quattro Plant Kawasaki -

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Kev - Unregistered

August 29, 2012 10:49 AM

Never really understood why Harris has struggled to get a competitive ride ... he may not be in the top 3 or 4, but he is certainly a lot better than half the field out there.

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