Karl Harris qualified in pole position for the tenth round of the British Supersport Championship at Cadwell Park, smashing the existing lap record in the process.

The Honda Racing rider was in superb form on the Honda Racing CBR600RR, as he recorded an incredible time of 1min 27.326sec to take his fourth pole position of the season almost two seconds inside the existing record.

Harris now starts tomorrow's race as the hot favourite, particularly with the incentive that victory carries on Honda Racing's home circuit. The 23-year-old Yorkshireman will be crowned champion if he manages to take the chequered flag in first place, irrespective of how his nearest challenger, Stuart Easton, performs.

"That really was an amazing lap to take pole position," Harris admitted, "I'm delighted with the excellent set-up that the team has found for my CBR600RR, which will hopefully give me the advantage I need to win tomorrow's race - and the championship.

"I'm confident that, if I can keep my concentration and ride a determined race, then I should be in good shape. I last won the Supersport title in 2001, but this will mean even more to me, particularly if I can win it here at Cadwell Park. The team is based down the road at Louth, and it would be the perfect thank you to them for all the hard work that they have put into this season on my behalf."

 

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