Harris withdraws, Kirkham replaces.

Karl Harris has been forced to withdraw from the British Superbike season finale after personal issues called him away from Brands Hatch.

The Rob Mac Racing Yamaha rider had been a strong bet for pole position heading into qualifying after topping two of the three free practice sessions so far this weekend.

However, it has been confirmed that Harris will not race this weekend for personal reasons.

Jon Kirkham has since been drafted in as his replacement ahead of qualifying and the two races tomorrow.

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GreyCat - Unregistered

October 11, 2008 2:41 PM

Karl has not had a good season through no fault of his own. Whatever the nature of the personal reasons that have led to his withdrawal, i wish him well and look forward to seeing him race next season.

Yawn - Unregistered

October 11, 2008 8:21 PM

The users of this site absolutely astound me at times! Karl has obviously had some real bad news/tragic event that has forced him out of the final round and there is some complete ignoramus that see's fit to disagree with any kind comment for Karl. Regardless of how you feel about the guy, you don't need to wish the guy harm! Grow up!!!!

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