Published: 22:15, 21 November 2019
| Updated: 22:18, 21 November 2019
Sheppey motorbike racer Harry Fowle is gearing up for next season after spending the end of this year in hospital.
Harry, 21, from Minster finished 13th out of 39 riders in his debut in the British Junior Supersport championships after coming a cropper at Donington.
He said: "I broke my collarbone in the opening race.
"On lap seven of 10 I was taken out by another rider trying to overtake on the apex of a corner which sent me into the gravel at 80mph. After that, my season was over."
Until then, he had been fairing well on his Kawasaki Ninja 400 as part of the BER/Steve Jordan Motorcycles team.
The former Oasis Academy pupil said: "My best result was finishing sixth but I was 0.5 off of a podium spot on a few occasions.
"Unfortunately, I missed the final two rounds because of my broken collarbone. My championship position doesn’t reflect my overall performance because I missed five vital races."
He admitted: "I didn't fully reach my potential this year but it was a great learning curve. I feel my level of riding took a real step forward this year.
He added: "Next year I will be staying with BER/ Steve Jordan Motorcycles but I will be in the 600cc class onboard a Triumph Daytona 675R.
"It will be a lot tougher because of the extra power but I’m looking forward to the challenge and can’t wait to get my first taste of the bike early next year."
Harry, who is working as a spray painter for JD Rims, had his first taste of motorcycling as a three-year-old tot.
He recalled: "My first bike was a Honda QR50. Dad took me up The Glen for a couple of circuits and it became my test track.”
He has now set his sights on taking over the crown of former Superbike champion and fellow Islander Shane 'Shakey' Byrne who had to bow out after a horror crash last year.
Harry said: "Shakey is my inspiration."
To sponsor Harry call him on 07580 465811 or email his father Andrew, who runs A Fowle Joinery in Queenborough, at firstname.lastname@example.org
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