Karl Harris has won the fifth round of the British Supersport Championship at Knockhill. The Honda Racing star took the lead from fellow Honda rider Michael Laverty on the sixth lap and then used the superb set-up on his CBR600RR to his advantage to build up a sizeable nine-second lead from Leon Haslam and Rob Frost.

The race was held in damp conditions, with the majority of the racing line dry. Honda Racing made the correct tyre choice and that gave Harris the confidence to ride through the challenging conditions and dominate the 28-lap event in front of a huge and appreciative crowd at the 1.3-mile Fife circuit. He eased off on the last lap and then wheelied spectacularly over the finishing line to take the chequered flag in style.

Harris now leads the ultra-competitive series by a massive 51 points after only five rounds. After winning the first round at Silverstone, the 23-year-old Sheffield rider then took two second places at Snetterton and Thruxton. The Honda Racing team then regained its undoubted superiority by taking two superb victories at Oulton Park and Knockhill.

"I'm really happy with that performance," Harris said afterwards. "Honda Racing gave me the perfect set-up for the CBR600RR and I'd like to thank the team for all the hard work that they have put into this weekend. It hasn't been easy over the past three days with the mixed weather conditions, but our performance today showed that good teamwork really does pay off. I made a good start and once I got into the lead, it was just a question of getting my head down and going for it. I watched my board and saw that I had a big lead and after that it was just a question of concentrating on bringing it home safely to record my third win of the year."

 

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