Karl Harris travels to the fourth round of the British Supersport Championship at Oulton Park this weekend safe in the knowledge that he has established an early advantage over his rivals for the championship.

The 23-year-old Sheffield rider has an enviable record in the Supersport paddock. He followed up a win at the first round of the series at Silverstone with two second places at Snetterton and Thruxton to give him a 24-point lead over defending champion Stuart Easton.

However, a determined Harris is not about to rest on his laurels in his quest for British Championship victory - wins are his target, but he's keeping one eye on his points lead.

"I was actually quite lucky to finish at Thruxton," admitted Harris. "The CBR600RR developed a small technical problem which I was able to spot during the race. So, even though I finished second, I was nursing the bike home in many respects. I was happy with that result and my aim is to put a string of consistent results together that will hopefully lead me to the championship.

"Honda Racing tested at Oulton Park recently and I was delighted with how the bike performed. There's no doubt that we've got a strong package and now the rest is up to me," added Karl. "I'm going out there to win races, but if those circumstances don't materialise, then I'm already thinking of getting as many points as I can towards the championship - as I did at Thruxton!"



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