Monday October 12, 2020
WOLVERHAMPTON club mascot Luke Harrison is the new British 250cc Youth Champion – but only after a serious chat with one of his pals!

And he did it the hard way – by winning all four rides, plus the final and then a run-off with Max James for the title.

But he’s also revealed how he actually decided to pull out of the event at Belle Vue the previous day, only to be talked out of it by former Cradley youngster Harry McGurk.

He had been ahead in the series but crashed out of the previous round at Edinburgh and suffered a fractured shoulder.

After his chat with McGurk, he decided to have a practice and changed his mind.

“After being so disappointed losing the lead after crashing at Edinburgh and fracturing my shoulder blade I wasn’t going to ride until I had a chat with Harry McGurk,” said the 13-year-old.

“The conversation led to a change of heart and we practiced at Scunthorpe on Friday night behind closed doors.

“I then thought if someone else is going to win the title they will do it with me on the track not sat in the stands.

“Once the adrenaline was pumping there were no issues with the shoulder but it is sore now!”

Footage of the deciding race has been posted on the speedwaygb social media channels and has had big numbers viewing it.

Meanwhile Wolves asset Tai Woffinden has pulled out of this weekend’s Speedway of Nations in Poland with a broken hand. He’s replaced by youngster Drew Kemp who partners European Champion Robert Lambert for GB.

Freddie Lindgren, another Monmore hero, rides for Sweden in the event over two nights on Friday and Saturday and it will be shown live on BT Sport from 6pm.

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