2nd Dec, 2016

Coventry Bees star Chris Harris set for Grand Prix showdown in Cardiff

Steve Carpenter 8th Jul, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

COVENTRY Bees star Chris Harris is looking forward to flying the flag for Great Britain alongside Tai Woffinden at the British Grand Prix this weekend in Cardiff.

The 33-year-old heads into Saturday’s meeting in good form having stormed to a third place finish at the Czech GP in Prague two weeks ago.

Harris raced into the Marketa Stadium podium spot behind elated Australian ace, Jason Doyle, and current World Championship leader, Greg Hancock.

The GP was the Czech capital’s 20th SGP event and it was the first time Harris has raced in a SGP final since he finished fourth in Copenhagen four years ago.

Harris, who famously won the British Speedway Grand Prix in Cardiff in 2007, admits he is looking forward to riding inside the Millenium Stadium in the Welsh capital.

“I’m excited due to this event being my home Grand Prix,” said Harris. “It was a fantastic feeling to win the British GP in my first year in the series – and even more so as that event is ranked as one of the best Grand Prix’s in history.

“I think Maciej Janowski is the one to watch going into Cardiff.”

Summing up his season so far in three words, Chris says: “Frustrating. Bad. Good.”

This will be the 16th consecutive year that the British FIM Speedway Grand Prix has taken place in Cardiff. For more information or tickets visit  www.speedwaygp.com.