Clarion Suzuki GSX-R Factory Squad rider Karl Harris blitzed the opposition in the British Supersport championship at the high-speed Thruxton circuit on Sunday.

A crowd of over 24,000 race fans enjoyed a full programme of intensive race action as temperatures soared both on and off the racing tarmac.

Harris dominated the sixth, incident free, round of the Championship, blasting his GSX-R600 Suzuki across the finish line three tenths of a second ahead of Yamaha's Matt Llewellyn.

From a pole position start, Harris grabbed the holeshot but lost the lead to Llewellyn for the first two laps. Once back in the lead the 21-year-old Yorkshireman made good use of his Suzuki's handling advantage at the faster sections of the demanding Thruxton circuit, performing a number of out-braking manoeuvres to carry his lead all the way to the chequered flag.

"I felt robbed after the last round and knew that I had no choice but to win today," said an elated Harris. "I didn't anticipate taking the lead so early in the race but when I did I just made the race mine. I was always conscious of how close Matt was and whilst he was good going into the chicane, I kept my braking so late that he didn't stand a chance.

"This is my first win since I competed in the European Superstock Championship in 1999 and now I remember what it tastes like, there's no way that it's going to be my last," added Harris.

 

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