Harris hopes GB can 'surprise a few' in Saturday's Speedway World Cup Final - The Coventry Observer

Harris hopes GB can 'surprise a few' in Saturday's Speedway World Cup Final

Coventry Editorial 4th Jul, 2017   0

SPEEDWAY: COVENTRY-based speedway rider Chris Harris is hoping Great Britain can surprise a few people when they head to Poland for the World Cup Final, writes Observer speedway reporter Robin Allen. 

Harris is back in the national team after missing out last year in what was a disappointing year for the British racer.

However a move to Rye House in the winter has seemed to reignite his career on the international stage.

The former Coventry Bees rider dropped just two points on Saturday night at the Adrian Flux Arena in Kings Lynn as Team GB cruised into the World Cup Final when beating Australia, America, and Czech Republic.

The 34-year-old warmed up for the World Cup by scoring a 15-point maximum for the Rockets at King’s Lynn in May which showed Great Britain Team Manager Alun Rossiter the threat he can be.

Harris told the Observer: “Being at Rye House this year has been great and everything has been going well so I’m enjoying my racing again which is good.

“I’m pleased to be back in the Great Britain team, to miss out last year was disappointing but I was pleased to score 13 points last Saturday.

“I would’ve liked to have got a full-maximum like you would in every match, but it was more about having a good team performance and getting straight through to the final which is the main thing.

“We came to King’s Lynn to get the win and that is what we did. We are very pleased and we can have a day off on Friday watching the race-off.

“Everyone played their part, everyone rode well and the team spirit was good, it was a great performance. The track was great; Buster did a great job like always so we were just able to enjoy it and race.

“It’s going to be tough out in Poland but we have got a good bunch of lads and I can’t see why we cannot go out there and create a few surprises.

“Leszno is a tricky track but it’s fun when you’re fast and it’s great to ride, hopefully we will have some speed and we will see what happens on Saturday.”

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