After another confident qualifying session Karl Harris edged closer to his maiden BSB Superbike win with solid second place finishes in both races. Team mate Stuart Easton, also riding a Hydrex Honda Fireblade, had mixed fortunes after leading the start of both races, finishing fourth in Race 1 and unfortunately retiring in Race 2 with technical issues.
Karl Harris "The plan paid off for me this weekend. Having my personal trainer around really helped me focus and instead of thinking about anything else my mind was focused on each race. It felt so good in the first race that going into the second I felt I could make the win. Unfortunately I nearly hit Camier at one bend and think from that point I just stayed close and behind, knowing I had a cushion of a few seconds ahead of the rest, but just could not find that extra opportunity to pass Leon. I have to say that the machine, and the team are working wonders and we have high hopes for the next round. One thing for sure is that I like been on that podium “
Stuart Easton “ Throughout practice and qualifying I felt we were right on the pace and I was looking again at nothing less than 2 podiums. When Race 1 started there were still a few damp areas on the circuit and this made me too tentative at some of the corners that maybe looked more damp than they were. Once I got into fourth my pace was good and I feel if the race would have gone one more lap I could have taken Guintoli. However I was happy that I would do better in race 2 but with the technical problem I had to pull up as I did. The machine just stopped and it was frustrating for me and the team. Looking forward to Donnington I will be working on my braking as that circuit will need good control; I am happy with the set up and as long as I maintain the pace I will be on the podium again in Round Three and trying to get some more points”
Shaun Muir (Team Owner)"Delighted for Karl who shows that finally the hard work is now paying off. Karl was only just behind Leon Camier in both races and his task now is to take it one step further and get that win that he and the team deserves.. Both riders were consistently fast during practice and both took this to the race. I feel for Stuart and his team as we have lost some valuable points pulling out of race 2 but there’s no question Stuart will be back in business at Donnington. "
The next event for the team is this weekend’s North West 200 in Northern Ireland in which road racing specialist Guy Martin will be hoping to ride the Hydrex Honda machines to victory.