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BOMBER BACKS KK TO STAR FOR ROCKETS

Rye House racer Chris Harris backed the Rockets to get the best out of former world No.2 Krzysztof Kasprzak in 2018.

20 / 03 / 2018, 12:06

Rye House racer Chris Harris backed the Rockets to get the best out of former world No.2 Krzysztof Kasprzak in 2018.

KK raised a few eyebrows when he joined last year’s SGB Premiership newcomers as a reserve following a disastrous start to the year with Poole.

But Kasprzak showed signs of real improvement at Hoddesdon, helping the club to within touching distance of the play-offs.

KK is a world-class rider. I know people say he is up and down, but I believe we got the best out of him. Making him part of the team is when you get the best out of KK.

Chris Harris

Harris is hopeful Rye House can make the Premiership’s top four for the first time this season, and believes KK has the class to help them get there.

He said: “KK is a world-class rider. I know people say he is up and down, but I believe we got the best out of him. Making him part of the team is when you get the best out of KK. We had a good team spirit.

“I’ve known KK a long time and even when he’s not riding at No.1, he always scored. We push each other. He’s a good laugh and a good team member. I’m glad he’s back.”

Harris’ own switch to the tight and technical Rye House circuit was one of the surprises of last winter after years of making his name on the fast and much bigger Coventry track.

But Bomber said: “I really enjoyed it at Rye House. A lot of people were saying about the track being slick, but there was a bit of grip on it and I still scored there.

“I think because we had such a great team spirit, it lifted us all and we all did well. They made some changes during the season, but we still did well all the way through.”

Harris backs Rockets to build on their fifth-place finish in 2017 and be part of the end-of-season title showdown as he joins forces with KK, Scott Nicholls, Edward Kennett, Stuart Robson, Ben Barker and Max Clegg.

“I can’t see why we can’t make the play-offs,” he said. “We have the bulk of the team back again with just a couple of changes. I believe we have a good, solid team to get into the top four.

“The management has put a lot of money into the sport. They want results and they want to win. I definitely want to win as many league titles as I can.”

 

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