Teaming up with Harris will be the bomb

Richie Worrall

RICHIE Worrall says he can’t wait to team up with former Grand Prix star Chris Harris next season – but insists he won’t have to teach an old dog new tricks.

The Englishman is back for a third consecutive season in Tigers colours having established himself as a classy performer at the Peugeot Ashfield Stadium.

He’ll form a potent partnership with ‘Bomber’ Harris at the head of the team – the first time the pair have been in the same side together.

But Worrall, who offered gating lessons to his team-mates in 2017, says Harris won’t need to learn from him at the tapes despite his reputation for doing all his work from the back.

Worrall said: “I love being at Glasgow – more so this year than ever because of the big changes with the track and team.

“Hopefully morale will be good. One thing the club wanted to focus on was the camaraderie – you’ve got to enjoy it.

“I want to win races and that’s why I do it. There are days at this club when you’re under pressure – but there are days when I’m happy and winning races with a smile on my face, and that’s an approach I’m going to take a lot more, just enjoying it.

“Bomber doesn’t need gating lessons from me – the last few times I’ve seen him he’s got me out the start! But I’m really looking forward to riding with him.

“I’ve never been in the same team as him for a year. His knowledge will be invaluable – there’s always going to be somebody there to look to if I’m struggling – and hopefully he might have a couple of answers for me.”

Worrall, 26, who started racing bikes in motocross before making the switch to speedway, revealed a return to Glasgow for 2018 almost didn’t happen.

“I definitely wanted to come back,” he said.

“But there was a little bit of a spanner in the works when I thought it was going to be Saturday night racing. I’ve re-signed in Poland, where racing is on Sundays, and racing here on a Saturday and then a Sunday in Poland is hard.

“They got the switch to Fridays at the AGM, though, so it couldn’t have worked out better in the end.”

Worrall starts on an average of 8.52 – with 15.43 points left in the pot for the final three signings.