Harry Khouri to take on the country’s best in South Australia

At just 14, Hawkesbury Superbike rider Harry Khouri is making a name for himself on the national stage.

The speed enthusiast is currently preparing to take on the country’s best in round three of the Australian Superbike Championships in South Australia on April 19 and 20.

Harry races on production based motorbikes that are set up to race on a road circuit, they have set specifications that have to be adhered to so modifications are minimal.  

The riders have to qualify within a certain time at each track and they are placed in the fastest to slowest order on a grid like v8 supercars, they have a set number of laps in each race which differs from track to track depending on the length of the track.  

The Championship is over seven rounds for the Supersport 300 and five rounds for the R3 Cup, with the next stage taking place at The Bend Motorsport Park, Tailem Bend, South Australia on April 19 and 20.

Harry qualified in pole position for the supersport 300 class and he place second in the first race, third in the second race and sixth in the third race giving him fourth overall for the weekend he missed out on third by one point.  

In the R3 cup he ran off track in qualifying so started from fifth, he place eighth, fourth and fourth in his races for that class and finished in fifth for the weekend there. Harry also won the Rookie award for the R3 cup for Phillip Island.

Harry and his older brother Tom have both been riding dirt bikes for a few years and Harry decided he wanted to have a ride on a road bike.

Last year he raced in the GP Juniors Australia Cup and he finished third in the championship, Australian Motorcycle Magazine offered him a wild card ride in the last round of the Australian Superbike Championship 2017 and as a result of that he was approached to ride for ACID Racing Australia team this year.  

The R3 Cup and SSP300 classes have a miniumum age of 13 to race and is open to all ages above.