Karl Harris is talking with MSS Colchester Kawasaki team for the 2010 season but MCN understands a deal – if finalised - won’t just be for BSB but also for the roads.
Harris has talked about having a crack at the TT for some time and would be yet another coup for the Isle of Man organisers in attracting top superbike riders to the event.
Harris could also be a coup for Nick Morgan’s MSS team who had their best year ever in BSB with Simon Andrews and Julien Da Costa who finished sixth and seventh respectively in this year’s series, separated by just 0.5points.
It seems likely Harris would replace Frenchman Da Costa.
But team owner Nick Morgan told MCN: “I’ve talked to Karl but then I’ve talked to lots of riders about next year, including Chris Walker. I’ve got some very important decisions to make but I’ve certainly not signed anyone at this stage.”
After a promising start, including two second place at Oulton early in the year, Harris had a fraught second half BSB campaign this year and was sacked by the Hydrex Honda team after a string of disappointing races, even though he was running fourth in the championship and was continually a front-runner in qualifying.
Morgan is however, almost certainly to be working closer with Irish roads hero Ryan Farquhar next year.
Farquhar dominated the Irish National road races with his homebuilt Kawasakis but Morgan’s MSS team will provide him with a full-blown BSB-spec superbike for the North West200 and TT races.