Friday September 25, 2020
CHRIS Harris is hunting down a fourth British title on Saturday – and the Panthers man insists the time is right.

Harris, who rejoined the East of England Arena club last winter after a season at Ipswich, takes his place at Foxhall Stadium in the prestigious British Final behind closed doors.

Fans can watch the event via a live stream after the government scrapped plans for pilot events to bring crowds back. That meant a sold out crowd had to be refunded and left disappointed.

The meeting also features Panthers legend Jason Crump whose inclusion has caused much debate because he has been an Australian international rider throughout his career.

Said Harris: “I’d love to win another title. My last one was 2010 and it’s a long time ago so it would be great to add a fourth to my CV.

“It’s nice for Ipswich to have this meeting. I didn’t have the best of seasons riding for Ipswich last year but I’ve had some good meetings around Foxhall and I’m confident of doing well.

“It’s a big shame guys like Robert Lambert and Craig Cook aren’t doing the meeting but it’s the way of the world right now.

“I’m not sure about having Jason Crump in it, yes he’s a legend of the sport which is great but he’s represented Australia all his career. Rory Schlein has also represented Australia, so I guess we’ll just have to go out there and beat the Aussie boys to win the title!

“Don’t get me wrong, Jason and Rory are great riders and add quality to the meeting, so let’s see what we can do!”

Harris is delighted to take his place after a dramatic change of plan.

He said: “When they first said the meeting was on Saturday I was gutted because it was the same day as the longtrack. It was disappointing.

“Thankfully the longtrack got switched and after some frantic planning we found a way to do both events.”

FANS can order their live stream from sportcentral.tv and the meeting programme, with 56-pages, is available from curtis-sport.com for £5.

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