Karl Harris Killed In Superstock TT

by James Charman

Three time British Supersport Champion Karl Harris has died following an incident in the Isle of Man TT Superstock race.

Harris, who appeared on the racing scene as a teenager in the 1990s, made his TT debut in 2012 and was a multiple British Superbike podium finisher. The accident took place at Joey’s on the second lap of the race.

After riding for Team Great Britain in the Superteen Championship, Harris went on to win the 1999 European Superstock 1000cc Championship and spend a season in the World Supersport Championship.

Harris, known by many as ‘Bomber’, was best known for his time in the British Championship, where he won three British Supersport Championships between 2001 and 2004, one for Crescent Suzuki and two for Honda Racing. He moved up to the Superbike category in 2005, with his best season coming in 2006, finishing fifth overall and scoring six of his twelve career BSB podium finishes.

“Karl was one of the great characters in the race paddock,” said TT Clerk of the Course Gary Thompson. “His infectious enthusiasm and sense of humour lit up many race meetings. He was a hugely talented racer and will be sorely missed.”

Everyone at TheCheckeredFlag.co.uk sends our thoughts and prayers to Karl’s family and friends at this time.

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