Thruxton is renowned for fast corners and close racing action. That reputation for speed and excitement will inevitably lead to a titanic battle between the top competitors in the third round of the British Supersport Championship.

The first two rounds of the pulsating series have been won by Honda's all-new CBR600RR, with factory rider Karl Harris piloting the machine to a debut win in the first round at Silverstone and finished runner-up to Team Vitrans Honda's Michael Laverty at Snetterton last weekend.

This combination of superb results has given Harris a 12-point lead in the 12-round championship over Laverty, with fellow Honda riders Adrian Coates and John Crockford in third and fourth places respectively.

Championship leader Harris loves the characteristics of the Thruxton track and is looking forward to the challenge of the Easter Sunday Supersport race.

"There is no doubt that Thruxton is one of my favourite circuits," enthused the 23-year-old Yorkshireman. "I have fond memories of my first-ever British Supersport win there in 2001 and so it will always have a special place in my heart.

"It looks like it's going to be a close battle between the leading Honda riders and the other top competitors all season long," added Harris. "[We've] established an excellent base setting, which will be crucial for getting the power down out of the turns as early as possible - that is the key to a fast lap at Thruxton."



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