Karl Harris is eagerly anticipating the ninth round of the British Supersport Championship at Oulton Park this weekend as he seeks to erase his Mondello disaster.

The Honda Racing star has had an impressive season by anyone's standards. He has won four races, finished second in another three and it was only the last round at Mondello Park that has blotted his copybook.

After battling for the lead on the Irish circuit, Harris was disputing second position with Tom Sykes on the final lap when he overshot a bend and ended in the gravel trap.

Amazingly, the 23-year-old Yorkshireman rescued his previously all-conquering CBR600RR and rejoined the race to finish 11th and gain five priceless championship points.

The inaugural British Supersport race on the Irish circuit was won by title rival and reigning champion Stuart Easton, who now trails Harris by 40 points. However, Harris is not concerned by his apparent set-back at Mondello Park.

"I'm not worried at all by the 20 points I lost to Easton in Ireland," he explained. "I'm not going to change my approach at Oulton Park this weekend just because I have made my first error of the season. As I've said all year, I am focussed on winning races, and if that's not possible, then finishing on the podium. It's consistency that wins championships - as well as race wins."

This is the second event of the year to be held at Oulton Park and Harris is looking for a repeat of his winning performance in May.

"I'll hopefully be able to do the same again," he continued. "You can never predict what's going to happen in a Supersport race but I'll be looking for another win. Honda Racing gave me a really good set-up last time for my CBR600RR, so hopefully it'll work to our advantage again. That was one of the highlights of my year to date - but we'll just have to see how it goes this time around."

 

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