PLOTTING A ROUTE BACK
Thursday 18th October 2012, 14:56
British racer Chris Harris still feels his future lies in the Grand Prix series as he plans a big winter effort to get himself back into the World Championship for 2014.
The Cornishman finished 12th in this year’s final standings to exit the competition after six straight seasons at the sport’s top table.
Harris still has ambitions to re-qualify for the series, but knows he must end his struggle for speed first.
"Iâ€™ve showed that when Iâ€™ve got the right equipment underneath me, I can go out and win races."
- Chris Harris
He said: “I still want to be in it. It has been a tough year from start to finish with family problems, my health and finding an engine that suits me. All I can do is go back to basics, start again, find something I’m happy with and work with it.
“It’s not going to happen overnight; it’s going to take time. But I still feel I can give something in this series and we’ll keep fighting.
“The equipment has been a big part of it. I’ve showed that when I’ve got the right equipment underneath me, I can go out and win races. When everything is working right, I’m feeling good in myself and everything around me is good, I can do well.”
Harris is already targeting a spot in the 2013 GP Challenge, where the top three riders will earn Grand Prix spots for 2014.
“I’ll go down that route,” he said. “It’s going to be a tough winter getting everything ready again. But wherever that Challenge is, we’ll just get on with it, try and qualify and we’ll see what happens.”
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