Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Bomber Harris on target for Oxford Tag Triumph

A wet and windswept Cadwell Park played host to round nine of the British Supersport Championship over the August Bank Holiday weekend. With both Saturday’s and Sunday’s sessions blighted by on and off showers and gusting high winds, recent signing, Karl Harris showed his class by consistently running in the top five throughout the changeable conditions while Lee Johnston impressed during the wet sessions.

With the weather improving and the track drying out for second qualifying, the Knox-Armour protected Oxford Tag Triumph trio of Harris, Johnston and Shaun Winfield had it all to do with the lap times tumbling towards record-smashing figures.

The session started badly for the team and rapidly got worse. A bizarre misfire afflicted Harris’ machine, leaving the likable Sheffield rider with just two flying laps to post a time, leaving him down in 16th position while Johnston’s luck was no better, with a similar problem forcing him to complete just one lap leaving him languishing in 32nd place.

Having struggled to find the exact cause of the fault for morning warm-up, the team decided to replace the entire electrical system and it was a decision that proved to be the right one, with Harris riding a superb race to finish ninth, posting his fastest lap on the last lap of the race and matching the times of the leaders, a testament to the set up of his Triumph Daytona 675 machine.

16-year-old Shaun Winfield struggled with set-up but put in a determined performance to finish just outside the top 20 overall and 8th in the Supersport Cup championship.

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