Superbike ace Harry ready for the off

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After official testing at Donington Park and Snetterton, Burnley’s Harry Hartley has been giving his Kawasaki a shakedown in preparation for the opening round of the British Superbike Championship at Brands Hatch over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend.

The 17-year-old is the youngest-ever competitor in the championship, following in the tyre tracks of Neil Hodgson, who won the championship in 200-0, before adding the World crown three years later.

After testing, Hartley, asked how it had gone for him, and whether he had he felt intimidated by the established stars, smiled: “ It was mega!I’m looking forward to the season.”

Picture and copy courtesy of Trackside Exposure.