CHRIS CLAIMS RECORD

Saturday July 01, 2017
PETERBOROUGH star Chris Harris made history while helping Great Britain to Event One glory tonight (Saturday).

Harris enjoyed a fine return to international duty by racking up 13 points from five rides in a convincing triumph for the hosts at King's Lynn.

In the process the 34 year-old become his country's all-time leading scorer in the competition. Harris now has 241.5 points on GB duty in the World Cup, eclipsing the previous highest total of 240 held by the late Lee Richardson.

His bumper haul helped Great Britain finish on 53 points, nine clear of closest challengers Australia (44). USA (15pts) pipped the Czech Republic (13pts) to third spot.

"We set out to get the win and that's exactly what we did," said Harris.

"It's great to be back in the GB team and scoring points after being disappointed to miss out last year.

"We're pleased to be straight into the final and we can sit back to watch the race-off. We know it's going to be tough, but we'll enjoy it and see what happens."

The World Cup final is being staged at Leszno, in Poland, next Saturday. Great Britain will face hosts Poland, the team who triumph in Event Two on Tuesday and the race-off winners.

MONSTER ENERGY FIM SPEEDWAY WORLD CUP EVENT 1, King’s Lynn
GREAT BRITAIN 53: Craig Cook 14, Robert Lambert 13, Chris Harris 13, Steve Worrall 13, Adam Ellis DNR.
AUSTRALIA 44: Chris Holder 19, Troy Batchelor 12, Max Fricke 8, Nick Morris 5, Jason Doyle DNR.
USA 15: Gino Manzares 7, Ricky Wells 3, Dillon Ruml 2, Luke Becker 2, Brock Nicol 1.
CZECH REPUBLIC 13: Vaclav Milik 6, Josef Franc 4, Hynek Stichaeur 3, Matej Kus 0, Eduard Krcmar 0.
Great Britain qualify for World Cup Final (Leszno, Poland, Saturday July 8)
Australia and USA qualify for Race-Off (Leszno, Poland, Friday July 7)

Picture: IAN CHARLES

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