Chris Harris: For some reason the phone didin’t ring before. The composition of the team from Poznań is very good (interview)

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Two days after the transfer window was closed, SpecHouse PSŻ Poznań praised the last transfer bomb. The new commander-in-chief of the club from Poznań brought Chris Harris, a rider loved by black sport fans from all over the world. The Briton is happy to return to the Polish competition and hopes that he will manage to race in many matches for the team.

The rider, who turns 39 in 10 days, had a long break from racing in Polish leagues. His last match was the first league match between Stal Rzeszów and Unia Tarnów, which was played on May 28, 2017. Throughout the 2017 season, the speedway rider did an average of 1,700 points per run and raced in six matches. Recently, he could be seen in Poland during the 2nd round of the world championship on the long track.

– I love longtrack competitions, but classic speedway is my job. The representatives of the club from Poznań called me and simply asked if I would like to race in Poland again and represent the club from Poznań. I can say that I have always wanted to race in Poland, but for some reason the phone did not ring before – Chris Harris tells us.

The British devoted the last time to struggling in the longtrack, as well as starts in the Premiership. In this year’s games, together with, among others, Scott Nicholls, Hans Andersen and Bjaerne Pedersen, he formed a very experienced and masterful team of Peterborough Panthers. Harris made a big contribution to the team title. In the final two-legged match, he scored a total of 17 points and four bonuses.

Good performances in the league gave the Briton a pass to participate in the prestigious game between the Islanders and the Poles. In the clashes with the best Polish speedway riders, Harris brought eight points in four starts, and his team finished the match with a victory of 36:35.

– I had a good season at Peterborough. There was also a great match for the national team, which we left with the Polish national team. It is always nice to win with such good riders as Bartosz Zmarzlik – comments the winner of the 2007 Cardiff Grand Prix tournament.

Harris will not have an easy task in the fight for the composition of SpecHouse PSŻ Poznań. The team led by Adrian Gomólski includes Kacper Gomólski, Aleksandr Łoktajew, Władimir Borodulin, Kevin Fajfer, Kevin Juhl Pedersen, Aleksandr Kajbuszew and Robert Chmiel. The rider, however, hopes that many matches in Poland will depart next year.

– The team looks very good, although due to the fact that I have been outside Poland for a long time, I do not know all the riders. I want to go to as many meetings of the Poznań team as I can. I am going to do my best for the teams I will be competing for next year and I hope to win as many games as possible, summed up Chris Harris.

Bartosz Rabenda