BRITISH Grand Prix star Chris Harris will begin his bid to qualify for the 2017 GP series at Scunthorpe next week.
Harris will once again have two opportunities to secure his place in next year’s World Championship – either by finishing in the top eight in this season’s title race or via the qualification process.
The Coventry rider has been drawn in the Scunthorpe semi-final of the British Championship next Friday (May 13). Former Grand Prix rider Scott Nicholls heads to Glasgow two days later for the second of the semis.
Seven qualifying places are available from each meeting, with two wild cards to be selected to complete the line-up for the British Final at Belle Vue on June 13.
Scunthorpe promoter and BSPA vice-chairman Rob Godfrey said: “I'm sure we will see two very competitive meetings at Glasgow and Scunthorpe and I can speak for both tracks when I say it's a massive honour to be hosting these semi-finals.
“The line-up for our semi-final at the Eddie Wright Raceway is just superb. I think there’s going to be a real battle for the seven qualification places.
“It’s going to be so competitive because there are far more than seven riders capable of reaching the final in our line-up.
“It’s a massive honour for Scunthorpe Speedway to hold this meeting. It’s probably the best line-up we’ve had for a meeting at the Eddie Wright Raceway since we held the Ben Fund Bonanza at the start of 2011.
“All I can say is that if people haven’t already put this date in their diary, then please do so now, because you’re going to regret it otherwise. It’s a top class field competing around the best race track in the country – it’s going to be something special.”

Chris Harris (Coventry), Josh Auty (Leicester & Scunthorpe), Carl Wilkinson (King’s Lynn & Scunthorpe), Simon Stead (Sheffield), Kyle Howarth (Wolverhampton & Sheffield), Josh Bates (Coventry & Sheffield), Jason Garrity (Coventry & Sheffield), Leigh Lanham (Rye House), Robert Lambert (King’s Lynn & Newcastle), Simon Lambert (Peterborough), Lewis Kerr (Lakeside & Ipswich), Robert Mear (Lakeside), Richard Hall (Sheffield), Stuart Robson (Rye House), Edward Kennett (Lakeside & Rye House), Ashley Morris (Scunthorpe & Cradley).

Scott Nicholls (Belle Vue), Ben Barker (Coventry & Glasgow), Richard Lawson (Lakeside & Glasgow), Richie Worrall (Belle Vue & Glasgow), Steve Worrall (Belle Vue & Newcastle), James Sarjeant (Coventry & Ipswich), Charles Wright (Swindon & Somerset), Kyle Newman (Poole & Plymouth), Paul Starke (Leicester & Somerset), Craig Cook (Belle Vue), Adam Roynon (Workington), Max Clegg (Wolverhampton & Edinburgh & Cradley), Lewis Rose (King’s Lynn & Newcastle), Danny King (Coventry & Ipswich), Lewis Bridger (Lakeside), Stefan Nielsen (Swindon & Plymouth).

Reserves: Joe Jacobs (Belle Vue), Ben Morley (Rye House), Liam Carr (Berwick & Coventry).