Karl Harris takes a huge 60-point advantage into round eight of the British Supersport Championship at Mondello Park. The Irish circuit near Dublin is renowned for close racing because of its tight and twisty bends. Harris though, may have something to say about its past reputation.

The 23-year-old Yorkshireman and his CBR600RR have been a dominant force in what has traditionally been a highly competitive series. However, with four wins and a trio of second places to date, Harris is within reach of his second Supersport title in three years.

"I've been delighted with the way 2003 has gone, so far," said Harris. "It really has been the perfect season to date but as I've said all year, I won't be relaxing until the championship has been won."

Harris led the sixth round at Brands Hatch until the final metre when Dean Thomas - who slipstreamed him to the chequered flag - just inched him out. However, the Honda Racing star gained his revenge by dominating the last round at Rockingham.

"Brands Hatch really upset me because I felt that I should have won, so, I was really fired up for Rockingham and was determined not to be beaten. That's the way I'm approaching this weekend's racing at Mondello Park too. I think that the bike is going to suit the circuit and I'm confident that I can add to my 2003 tally of victories," he warned.



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