Karl Harris's hopes for a positive end to the season were cruelly dashed at the final round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Brands Hatch.

A crash at Clarke Curve on lap one of the first race left the Yorkshireman with an injured ankle, which sidelined him from the remainder of the event. Harris was taken to the circuit's medical centre where a precautionary x-ray was advised.

This revealed a broken bone in the top of the 25-year-old's right foot. It was a bitter blow for Harris who had qualified in third position for the two 20-lap races and recorded the fastest time aboard the Dunlop/BLD-backed Honda-Racing.co.uk machine in the Sunday morning warm-up.

The incident also forced Harris to miss out on sixth position in the championship overall by just three points from Dean Thomas who finished fifth in both of the races.

"I can't describe how frustrating today has been for me," said Harris. "Until race one, the weekend was going really well for the Honda-Racing.co.uk team. The set-up of the CBR1000RR Fireblade was working really well with the Dunlop tyres.

"I didn't get the best start to the race and unfortunately I pushed too hard to try and make up for that. I'm just sorry that I couldn't provide a better end to the season for my sponsors BLD, Dunlop and Sonneti, who came to Brands Hatch to support me today."