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Morris Nicks back for Tigers – in time for Championship

By on July 22, 2015

Nick Morris has confirmed his return to racing for Glasgow Tigers this week – and also revealed he’ll race in next month’s Peugeot International Speedway Championship, writes Bryan Copland.

The Australian, 21, is the second of the Tigers’ 2011 Premier League-winning side to be named in the line-up for the new meeting – which has a £10,000 prize fund. Somerset and Belle Vue’s Josh Grajczonek, also of Australia, is the other.

Morris, who back in 2011 was a reserve for Glasgow, now leads the club at No.1. He will make his return from a two-week lay-off when the Tigers visit Ipswich in the league tomorrow.

And the Aussie World cup star says he can’t wait to get back on the track after recovering from a nasty elbow gash.

He said: “I’m just happy to be riding again. I’ve been quite lucky with it – I’ve only been out for a couple of weeks – but I’m looking forward to riding and hopefully I’ll do well.

“I’ve been off the bike for a bit now so I’m keen to start again. I’ve been so busy this year so it’s been good to have a couple of weeks off but I’ve missed more meetings than I wanted to already and it’s a busy month, so it’s good to be back.”

Morris will likely challenge for the top cash prizes in the August 16 event.

He added: “It’s always good if there’s a bit of money up for grabs, but I always try and do my best anyway so there’s enough incentive there and hopefully I can have a good one. If I can ride like I have all season then I should be good. We’ll have a go anyway.”

Glasgow will rely on the services of guests Rafal Konopka, of Peterborough, and former Ipswich rider Adam Ellis, who races for Birmingham in the third-tier National League, when they take on the Witches tomorrow. Rider replacement continues for the injured David Howe.

Pic of Morris by Ian Adam

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