PANTHERS CONFIRM HARRIS RETURN

Thursday February 11, 2021
PANTHERS have retained British legend Chris Harris for the 2021 season.

Harris, who will always be remembered for his stunning win in the 2007 British Grand Prix in Cardiff, is already in training and ready for when the tapes go up on the new season.

He joins new signing Bjarne Pedersen as the two confirmed starters for Rob Lyon’s outfit.

Harris said: “It was such a shame last season got cancelled, especially as I was really looking forward to riding for Peterborough.

“But thankfully I’ve managed to keep my spot in the team with everything that’s going on with the rules and everything else.

“I’m happy to be back, and it’s great to be working with Colin Pratt (promoter) again.”

Panthers have been forced to make team changes because Niels-Kristian Iversen and Rohan Tungate have signed in Poland and are restricted on what other leagues they can compete in.

And a further switch will have to be made as the club need to sign a British youngster from the list of rising stars who have all been given a star rating.

Harris, meanwhile, is delighted with the signing of the experienced Dane Pedersen which was announced last week.

He said: “It’s fantastic to have someone with Bjarne’s scoring power that he’s had over the years, and he’s always been the ultimate professional.

“He does things right and it will be good to ride with him. Obviously I know the rest of the boys pretty well, so I can’t see why we shouldn’t still be up there battling.”

Elsewhere in the Premiership neighbours King’s Lynn have confirmed the comeback of Lewis Bridger and have also stated their desire to include Craig Cook.

Wolverhampton released Jacob Thorssell on Monday and on the same day Sheffield added Jack Holder to Kyle Howarth and Troy Batchelor in their side.

*PETERBOROUGH SPEEDWAY would like to thank team sponsors Crendon Timber and club sponsors City Auction Group for their loyal support.

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