Rico hoping for Millennium journey

LEE Richardson is determined to build on his fine start to the season - by reaching the Millennium Stadium in June!The Lakeside star, who freely admitted he almost sat out British racing this season, is enjoying a new lease of life with the Hammers and his form has been good.

LEE Richardson is determined to build on his fine start to the season - by reaching the Millennium Stadium in June!

The Lakeside star, who freely admitted he almost sat out British racing this season, is enjoying a new lease of life with the Hammers and his form has been good.

Now he wants to build on that by finishing as the highest placed non-Grand Prix star in the British Final at Poole on May 20.

With Scott Nicholls and Chris Harris already assured of their place in Cardiff as GP regulars, Richardson is keen to join them to prove he is still one of the world's top riders.

He said: "I went through a phase in my career where I knew my time in the Grand Prix was coming to an end and it was all very frustrating for me.

"But I feel like I've gone full circle now and I would love to have a go at getting back in there and it would be a special moment for me if I could go to Poole, win the British title and go to Cardiff as the wildcard.

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"I'm still very ambitious and my time at Lakeside has been great so far. The management have been great with me and I'm really enjoying my speedway so far this season.

"I'd love to get a place back in the Grand Prix and I'd also like to see a big improvement in the Great Britain team, of course I would.

"But the British Final will be tough, it always is because everyone there wants to become national champion and you can include me in that list!"