Stead hitting form ahead of British final

SIMON Stead insists he’s focussing on enjoying his racing ahead of the British Final at his former track Wolverhampton on Monday, June 14.

SIMON Stead insists he’s focussing on enjoying his racing ahead of the British Final at his former track Wolverhampton on Monday, June 14.

The Yorkshireman, who last season drifted out of the Great Britain international spotlight, has been enjoying some bumper scores for Elite League Swindon.

But he’s taking things easy by adopting the classic ‘one meeting at a time’ policy!

“I’m just concentrating on enjoying my racing, if I enjoy it then I feel I can ride better,” said the former Coventry and Belle Vue man.


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“I’ve got confidence in myself and my set-up and whilst things are going well I know I can be a good rider.

“It doesn’t mean I’m not taking things seriously because I still have ambition in the sport and obviously it would be fantastic to go to Wolves and win a place at Cardiff for the SGP.

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“It’s a good line-up and the form I’m in I see no reason why I can’t have a good meeting around there. Wolves is always a well prepared track, although it would be better for me if it was at Swindon of course!”

Stead has been linked with a return to the GB squad for the World Cup which sees the team start at King’s Lynn in July.

But he said: “That would be nice, but I’m not thinking too much about it. It’s up to Rob (Lyon) to pick the team he feels best and I’m not losing any sleep over it, but it would be smashing if I got the nod and I’d give it my best.

“I like King’s Lynn as a track so I know I could score some points around there, but we’ll have to wait and see.”

The British Final will start with a run-off for the last spot in the meeting between Danny King and Richard Hall.

And the highest scorer in the meeting apart from current SGP star Chris Harris will win a place at the British Grand Prix at Cardiff on Saturday, July 10.

BRITISH FINAL DRAW – Wolverhampton, Monday June 14 (7.30):

Andrew Tully, Chris Harris, Oliver Allen, Scott Nicholls, James Wright, Jason King, Paul Clews, Edward Kennett, Simon Stead, Lewis Bridger, Richard Hall or Danny King, Jordan Frampton, Ben Barker, Chris Schramm, Stuart Robson, Leigh Lanham.

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