Harris eyes upset
British skipper wants to win
Last Updated: July 9, 2012 2:27pm
Chris Harris: Confident of chances
Great Britain captain Chris Harris is confident that they can provide an upset and win the Speedway World Cup.
The Grand Prix star leads Team GB on Monday evening at King's Lynn as they look to get the better of Czech Republic, Germany and tournament favourites Australia.
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Despite a big task ahead of them, Harris insists that they can win their first world crown since 1989.
The winners from King's Lynn 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 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.
"The Aussies are the favourites, but they're only human and we can beat them," he said.
"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."