Suzuki GB has announced that it will take the championship-winning GSX-R1000 into next year's BSB series, continuing the successful partnership with the Crescent Suzuki Racing team.

And in a double blow to the competition, Suzuki also confirmed that newly crowned 2001 British Supersport Champion Karl Harris, arguably the sensation of the season, will be one of the two riders.

Team Manager Paul Denning stated: "We're delighted to be in a position to confirm our continued involvement with Suzuki and to announce that Karl (Harris) will continue with the team.

"He is a very talented young rider with a single-minded determination to win," enthused Denning. "He's refined his race skills throughout 2001 and has the aggression and vision to succeed."

The annoncement, made at the NEC Motorcycle show, is good news for GR Motosport who have again proven that their faith in young riders pays off.

When Harris was given his chance at the end of 1998, as previous youngster Dean Thomas moved on (Thomas is now in World Supersport as a factory Ducati rider) many thought the decision was so misguided that they reduced - or even stopped - their support of the team!

GR Motorsport are now looking forward to selecting the next star of the future - and hope that this time more, not less, support will follow.



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