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Karl Harris to race at the TT

Three-time BSS champion tackling the Isle of Man TT in 2012

TRIPLE British Supersport Karl Harris is to become the latest circuit rider to brave the roads and enter the Isle of Man TT.

TRIPLE British Supersport Karl Harris is to become the latest circuit rider to brave the roads and enter the Isle of Man TT.

Harris will contest in all three of the 1000cc solo races, riding for the Lancashire-based SMT Honda team.

The Sheffield rider has already had his first introduction to the TT course from rider liasion officers John Barton and Richard 'Milky' Quayle.

The 32-year-old said: "It's properly exciting. I've done a few laps now with Milky and the place is awesome but you've got it treat it with the respect it deserves.

"I've always wanted to do the TT just never had the opportunity so it is really something to look forward to. I've got a lot of work to do looking at on-board DVDs so it's going to be a learning process but it will be fun."