The 2003 British Supersport Champion Karl Harris returns to one of his favourite circuits this weekend for the penultimate round of the British Supersport Championship.

The 23-year-old Yorkshireman looked ready to dominate the last event at the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit in June but was slipstreamed over the line by fellow Honda rider Dean Thomas and missed another victory by a fraction of a second.

Harris may have lost that battle but has gone on to win the war by claiming wins in three of the last four rounds of the championship. Harris has certainly dominated the series - he has won six of the ten rounds overall and only finished out of the top two on one occasion - but that has not spoiled one of the most competitive classes in motorsport.

The 2003 British Supersport Championship has seen some close, exciting and thrilling track action. This has created essential viewing for live television audiences on Sky Sports and for the thousands of spectators that have supported the championship throughout. However, Karl Harris and the new Honda Racing CBR600RR have had a competitive advantage that has resulted in rider and team lifting the title with two rounds to spare. Like the preceding rounds this season it is unlikely that it will lead to a processional race at the Brands Hatch Indy circuit.

"This will undoubtedly be one of the best races in the championship," said Harris. "It is an excellent test for the riders and the fans will get a really good view of the all the action around the track. There's no doubt that the racing will be highly competitive, which will add to the atmosphere on Sunday.

"As far as I'm concerned, the championship has been won and I can go out there and have some fun. The pressure's off now and I'm hoping to enjoy racing at two of the best circuits in the country. I've already committed myself to Honda Racing for next season, so my aim is to work as hard as I have been this season and get another win on the CBR600RR."



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