BOMBER ON COURSE FOR CARDIFF
Monday 20th August 2012, 11:53
British star Chris Harris has no intention of missing the FIM Fogo British SGP in Cardiff as he makes his racing return from a head injury at Coventry this evening.
Bomber leads the Bees into action at home to Lakeside live on Sky Sports just seven days after a heavy crash at Wolverhampton’s Monmore Green last Monday.
The Cornishman caught Team Great Britain colleague Tai Woffinden’s back wheel in heat 11 and was thrown over the right-hand side of his machine, leaving him concussed.
Harris hopes a week off will have done him good and is desperate to be ready for the biggest event on the World Championship calendar.
"I donâ€™t go around saying â€˜I should be in the Grand Prix because I won in Cardiff.â€™ Itâ€™s in the past and Iâ€™m looking forward to the future."
- Chris Harris
He said: “I landed on my head pretty heavily – it’s just one of those things. I was seeing stars for a bit. I didn’t get knocked out and I knew where I was, but I had a really had headache.
“When I got back to the pits, I still had it and didn’t want to go out risking it. So I called it a day. The medics said I had concussion.
“Obviously I have missed a lot of meetings, which isn’t ideal, but I’ve got Cardiff and I’m really looking forward to it. It’s the biggest one on my calendar and I’ll put everything into getting this week right.
“I definitely wouldn’t want to be missing out, so as long as everything goes alright with my meetings this week, I’m looking forward to it. Everything is looking good and I’m feeling good in myself.”
Harris is used to being reminded of his sensational triumph at the 2007 British SGP, when he scythed past Greg Hancock, Jason Crump and Leigh Adams in the final to complete a famous win at the Millennium Stadium.
But the Truro-born racer refuses to live off the biggest night of his career to date as he fights for his World Championship future.
Harris, who is 11th in the standings on 46 points – level with the injured Jaroslaw Hampel in 10th – said: “It’s still in people’s mind because it was a good meeting all round and I think the way I won it was good.
“But I don’t really think too much about it. I don’t want to live off that and I don’t.
“It’s something I’m proud that I’ve done and achieved. But I want to move on, which I have. I don’t go around saying ‘I should be in the Grand Prix because I won in Cardiff.’ It’s in the past and I’m looking forward to the future. This weekend is the future.
“It’s a fantastic feeling to win a Grand Prix and I want to win more. That’s why I want to stay in the Grand Prix and I think I should keep persevering. I’m working hard and we’re trying new things all the time.
“I want to show I want to stay in it, which I do, and I want to be world champion. The only way I can do that is be in the World Championship. I still feel I can achieve my goals.”
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