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Karl Harris poised for North West 200 bow

'I did the TT in 2012 and I loved the roads and want to do more' - Karl Harris
Triple British Supersport champion Karl Harris will build on his road racing debut at the Isle of Man TT last year by competing at the North West 200 in Northern Ireland for the first time this season.

Harris, who is back in the British Superbike Championship this season full-time with PR Kawasaki, will ride for the team in the Superbike and Superstock races at the international road race.

The 32-year-old was among a group of newcomers who visited the nine-mile circuit on Tuesday.

Harris is also attempting to secure a Supersport machine to enter both 600cc races at the North West, which pulls in crowds in excess of 100,000 spectators.

“I have always fancied doing the North West,” said Harris.

“I did the TT in 2012 and I loved the roads and want to do more.”

Lincolnshire's Ivan Lintin is also set to return to the event after making his debut in 2008 and will ride in the Supertwin and Supersport classes.

NW200 Event Director, Mervyn Whyte said: “It is really encouraging to see such a strong contingent of newcomers.

“There is a great depth to the talent in road racing at the moment and we will do everything we can to encourage local and visiting riders to come and have a safe and enjoyable debut on the North Coast.”

Practice for the 2013 North West 200, sponsored by Vauxhall, gets under way on Tuesday, May 14.

Final qualifying will take place on Thursday, May 16 followed by the opening three races, with the final five races held on Saturday, May 18.



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Karl Harris Quattro Plant Kawasaki Superbike Team - [picture credit: Ian Hopgood Photography.com]
Guy Martin on the Honda Fireblade at the Isle of Man TT.
Dean Harrison, Dan Kneen and Michael Dunlop at the Southern 100.
Derek Sheils in action at the Walderstown road races.
Michael Dunlop at the Classic TT
Derek Sheils on the Cookstown B.E. Racing Suzuki at the Skerries 100.
Dean Harrison on the Silicone Engineering Kawasaki in the Senior TT.
Peter Hickman in the Senior TT on the Smiths BMW.
Michael Dunlop on the Bennetts Suzuki in the Senior TT.
Bruce Anstey on his way to victory in the TT Zero race.
Guy Martin on the Honda Racing Superbike.
Alan Bonner was killed in an incident at the 33rd Milestone.
Jochem van den Hoek.
Michael Rutter took victory in the Lightweight TT on the Italian Paton.
Dan Kneen celebrates with his team after sealing his maiden Isle of Man TT rostrum in the Superstock race.
Ian Hutchinson celebrates his Superstock victory.
Ian Hutchinson on his way to victory in the Superstock TT on the Tyco BMW.
Davey Lambert in the RST Superbike race.

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