The expression "success breeds success" is one that Karl Harris is pinning his hopes on for the fifth round of the British Supersport Championship at Knockhill this weekend.

The 23-year-old Honda Racing star has dominated the series to date with two race wins and two second places from four starts.

This equates to an impressive start to the season, even by the impeccably high standards set by Harris and the CBR600RR. The 1.3-mile Knockhill circuit near Dunfermline with its undulating characteristics and potential for inclement weather presents the biggest challenge of the season so far for Honda Racing in 2003. However, the track supremacy demonstrated by the determined Yorkshireman makes him favourite for what should be an ultra-competitive Supersport race.

"I'm very happy with the start that I have made this season," said Harris. "We've continued to fine-tune the good base setting that we've developed for the CBR600RR - which is so important in the Supersport class. You need a good mix of power and handling at Knockhill and I'm confident that we'll be able to continue where we left off at Oulton Park. I like the circuit - it's where I had my first ever road race win - and I'm approaching this event no differently to any other."

Honda Racing's Road Race Co-ordinator Simon Buckmaster shares his enthusiasm: "Karl and his crew have done a fantastic job so far this season. We have a good lead in the points table with one third of the series gone. However, we are all aware of how much time and effort we'll have to put into the rest of the season if we want to stay at the top."

 

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