Kim Ashkenazi has been stripped of his Supersport 600 victory at Knockhill today after his Kawasaki was found to be underweight - handing victory to Karl Harris.

The Aussie had taken the lead just two laps from the finish of today's thrilling race with a well-executed move at the hairpin, to hold off series leader Harris on the Crescent Suzuki.

Kim was naturally over the moon with his first win, saying: "I made a good start and was not sure if the bike and I could run with the leaders for full distance. I am now looking to continue this form for the rest of the series, as I believe that this is the 1st Supersport race wins for Kawasaki in a long time. My aim is to win more for Kawasaki and the whole Team."

However, the hard earned win was stripped from Ashkenazi when his bike was found to be slightly under weight in the post race scrutineering, leaving "Ashkan" naturally "Gutted."

Kim and his team are now looking to appeal the decision as they believe that the weighing was done in less than ideal conditions and was too close to call in these circumstances

Main beneficiary of the decision was Harris, who now inherits the win giving him extra points in the series "Kim rode well but I will take the points its up to his team to get things right for the rider like Crescent do for me," commented Karl.

 

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