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Oulton Park British Superbikes: Karl Harris goes fastest in first practice

Published: 13 July 2007

Karl Harris was the leading man at Oulton Park in the first free practice for the British Superbikes this afternoon.

The Hydrex Honda rider recorded a best time of 1:48.997 on the final lap of his 11 tours of the Cheshire circuit.

Just behind Harris was HM Plant Honda’s Ryuichi Kiyonari. The current championship leader recorded a best time of 1:49.075. 

Leon Haslam was third fastest this afternoon with a 1:49.278 with Knockhill double winner Jonathan Rea fourth on his Honda.

Karl Harris’ teammate Shane Byrne had been leading the session when it was stopped for more than an hour after an oil trail was dumped on the track by Chris Martin’s Yamaha.

1 Karl Harris GBR Honda 1:48.997
2 Ryuichi Kiyonari JPN Honda 1:49.075
3 Leon Haslam GBR Ducati 1:49.278
4 Jonathan Rea GBR Honda 1:49.822
5 Tom Sykes GBR Honda 1:50.416
6 Leon Camier GBR Honda 1:50.787
7 Gregorio Lavilla ESP Ducati 1:50.950
8 Shane Byrne GBR Honda 1:51.056
9 Michael Rutter GBR Kawasaki 1:52.499
10 Cal Crutchlow GBR Suzuki 1:52.872
11 Chris Walker GBR Suzuki 1:53.611
12 Steve Plater GBR Yamaha 1:53.927
13 Scott Smart GBR Kawasaki 1:54.475
14 Ollie Bridewell GBR Suzuki 1:55.280
15 Malcolm Ashley GBR Kawasaki 1:55.310
16 Tommy Hill GBR Yamaha 1:56.391
17 Tom Tunstall GBR Honda 1:57.669
18 Dean Thomas AUS Suzuki 1:58.035
19 Peter Hickman GBR Kawasaki 2:00.145
20 Tommy Bridewell GBR Suzuki 2:01.071
21 James Buckingham GBR Honda 2:01.844
22 Chris Martin GBR Honda 2:02.130
23 Aaron Zanotti GBR Yamaha 2:02.178
24 Marty Nutt GBR Yamaha 2:03.612