Mar 1, 2013
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GREAT DANE TAKES ON THE BEST OF BRITISH AS HARMS JOINS MCE BSB GRID
Former World Supersport front-runner Robbin Harms will join the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship full-time this season, as the Dane confirms his place on the grid with the Doodson Motorsport Honda team.
Harms joined the Yorkshire-based team for the final five rounds of last yearâ€™s Championship season and instantly impressed with top ten finishes on his Superbike debut. The team, who return with the backing of Doodson for a sixth season, are now destined to have one of their strongest campaigns to date with the talented Dane, who has more than seven years of racing experience in the Grand Prix and World Supersport classes.
Harms said: â€œI joined the Championship towards the end of last year and it is a very strong field, but I felt positive straight away despite it being my first time on a Superbike. I am thrilled to race in the Championship as it is what I have wanted to do for many years. We want to be improving and fighting with the front riders; I like the tough competition as it means the racing is more exciting for me and it makes it a big achievement when you get good results. I definitely want to race in BSB for a couple of seasons and I want to be fighting for the victories as that is what racing is about.â€
Team owner Tom Tunstall concluded: â€œRobbin did a fantastic job last season considering he had never ridden a Superbike before. He was great to work with and we were impressed by his drive and passion for racing. The plan for this season is to build and progress from where we left off at the end of last year. We have the same experienced crew he worked with last year which is important, and this combined with an upgraded bike should bring the right mix of consistency and development to give Robbin and Doodson Motorsport a successful season.â€
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More, from a press release issued by Doodson Motorsport:
Doodson Motorsport confirm 2013 British Superbike campaign with Harms
The Doodson Motorsport team are set to return to the British Superbike grid in 2013 with Former World Supersport Championship podium contender Robbin Harms lining up on the teamâ€™s Honda Fireblade.
Having secured backing from specialist insurer Doodson Broking Group for a sixth successive season - the Yorkshire based TTR outfit turned around a challenging year in 2012 with Danish rider Harms joining the squad for the final five races and claiming top ten results during an impressive superbike debut.
The talented Dane who has more than seven years experience racing in GP and World Supersport classes has yet to sample the delights of some of the UKâ€™s unique tracks and is keen build his superbike experience with a 2013 Honda CBR1000RR at his disposal.
Harms explained: â€œThis year is a whole new chapter for my racing career. BSB is where I want to race most of all so I intend to get the best out of it. I enjoyed very much to work with Tom Tunstall and the Doodson Motorsport team last season and are sure of that they capable of building a competitive bike for this season. At the same time I am happy and thankful for that they give me a full shot this seasonâ€.
Team owner Tom Tunstall added: â€œConsidering heâ€™d never ridden a Superbike before Robbin did a fantastic job last season. He was great to work with and we were impressed by his drive and passion for racing.
â€œThe plan is to build and progress from where we left off. He has more new tracks to learn but importantly we have the same experienced crew he worked with last year combined with an upgraded bike should bring the right mix of consistency and development to give Robbin and the Doodson Motorsport team a successful and enjoyable seasonâ€.
The team's testing schedule gets underway in the coming weeks ahead of the opening round of the 2013 Championship held on the Brands Hatch Indy circuit over the weekend of the 5th-7th of April.