BOMBER: WE'RE IN IT TO WIN IT
Monday 9th July 2012, 09:55
Team Great Britain skipper Chris Harris says his Lions can upset the odds and lift the FIM Monster Energy Speedway World Cup.
The Brits launch their campaign for world glory in Event Two at King’s Lynn tonight, when they tackle old rivals Australia, Germany and the Czech Republic.
The winners join hosts Sweden and Event 1 winners Russia in the FIM Monster Energy SWC Final at Malilla on Saturday.
The second and third-placed sides face a much tougher fate as they meet powerhouses Denmark and Poland in the Race-Off at Malilla on Thursday, where the top side also progresses to the last four.
SGP star Harris teams up with six-time British champion Scott Nicholls and former Grand Prix rider Tai Woffinden. Birmingham racer Danny King returns to the Lions team after a three-year absence.
"I donâ€™t see why we canâ€™t go in and win the meeting tonight, get to the final and once youâ€™re in that, anything can happen. I canâ€™t see why we couldnâ€™t go there and win."
- Chris Harris
Harris believes his men have what it takes to overcome the Aussies and make a push for top honours in Malilla.
The Cornishman said: “The Aussies are the favourites, but they’re only human and we can beat them.
"We just need to be on top of our game and I’m sure we can push them. We’re going there for the win – we’re not going there for second – and we want to go straight through to that final.
“I don’t see why we can’t go in and win the meeting tonight, get to the final and once you’re in that, anything can happen. I can’t see why we couldn’t go there and win.
“Everyone is beatable. Danny used to ride in Malilla, me and Tai enjoy it there and Scott rides his Swedish meetings for Malilla this year.
“We’re going into this tournament to win it like we do with every one. Obviously it will be tough with the other nations, but on our day, we can beat anyone.”
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