THREE-TIME British Champion Chris Harris says he won’t put pressure on himself to perform in tonight’s British Final – despite his illustrious history in the competition.
The Glasgow star, who is one of three Tigers representatives in the event at the National Speedway Stadium in Manchester, won a trio of titles between 2007 and 2010 – and has also made the podium on four other occasions.
Although he had a slow start to the 2018 season, he’s now in a run of decent form – having racked up paid 50 points for the Tigers over the past two weekends.
However, he says he won’t be lulled into a false sense of security and has highlighted several danger men in the meeting.
He said: “The reigning champion Craig Cook is having a tough year, but he’s on his home track and he can pull it out the bag.
“Young Dan Bewley is flying at the minute, as is Robert Lambert, so it’s going to be a tough one.
“Over the years I’ve put too much pressure on myself in wanting to win it. I’m just going to go there and enjoy it.
“I’ve won it three times, I’d love to win it a fourth, but I’m going to take every race as it comes and at the end of the night, we’ll have a look at the points tally and see where we are.”
Richie Worrall and Lewis Kerr also race at the event, which is live on BT Sport from 7.30pm.