Harris comes a cropper

KARL Harris was again in the wars when he crashed in the second race of Sunday’s British Superbike Championship at Thruxton.

Shane Byrne claimed his 44th victory to eclipse the previous record set by Japanese star Ryuichi Kiyonari when the race was declared a result after 13 laps when Anston’s Harris  and Honda rival Tommy Bridewell crashed out. Both riders escaped with cuts and bruises, Harris blaming a clash with another bike which ripped out his front brake hose and sent him careering towards the carsh barriers.

But a seventh place finish in race one, Byrne also winning, means that Harris remains in 12th place in the championship.

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He said:. "We can take a lot of positives from the weekend. The bike is handling well and we gave a strong performance in the first race.

"I would just like to thank everyone for their support this weekend. Hopefully, we can have better results for the next round, as it is the team's home circuit of Oulton Park."


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