Karl Harris's fighting 2nd place at Brands Hatch takes him to the top of the British Supersport Championship table. Karl after dominating all the practice sessions at Brands started from 5th place on the grid after a mistake with his qualifying tyre. He made his now normal flying start to move into third place at Paddock hill bend which was the start of another fantastic Supersport race.

The main players again were Llewellyn (Yamaha ), McGuinness (Honda), Young (Suzuki ) and of course Harris (Crescent Suzuki). Karl Harris became involved in a fantastic fight for 4th place in the early stages of the race with Young; they had a coming together at Druids hairpin when Young pushed up the inside of Karl trying to pass. Karl bravely held his line to feel Young's front wheel run right up the side of his leathers and bike. This unsettled Young who dropped back giving Karl the chance to concentrate on dealing with second placed Llewellyn. This took a good number of laps because even though Matt has an injury, his V&M Yamaha is a bullet at the top end and all the time this battle was raging McGuinness was inching away.

With little time left and the back markers looming, Karl got a fantastic drive out of Clearways to slipstream Matt along the start straight and Pass him into Paddock Hill Bend. Once passed, Karl started to close on McGuinness. McGuinness who had started from pole position responded with a new lap record with only a lap to go securing him his second victory of the season and turning the tables on Karl from Cadwell. Kirk McCarthy who had been leading the series up until this point had suffered a big practice crash and could only manage 7th place.

Karl and his Suzuki Team now hold a slender 3 point lead over McCarthy, with only 10 points splitting the top 4 places going into the next round at Mallory Park on the 16th. " We are on a roll, these points have taken me to the top of the table and I can now concentrate on winning the Championship" commented Karl from the podium.

 

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