The line-up for the 2018 Peter Craven Memorial continues to take shape with the addition of three-time British Champion Chris Harris, the dynamic Dan Bewley and Czech international Matej Kus.
Multiple Czech Republican Champion Kus has had stints as a Grand Prix wildcard for his home GP in Prague and has represented his country in the Speedway World Cup nine times since 2008.
Bewley, of course, is a man who needs no introduction in Manchester. Since his debut only two years ago he has wowed the crowds with his uncanny natural ability and style on a motorcycle.
A long-time servant of British Speedway, Harris is a solid performer with a reputation of stepping up to the plate and giving that extra ounce of effort when needed, especially when riding for Team GB.
He created a slice of history while competing in last year’s FIM Monster Energy Speedway World Cup, becoming Great Britain’s all-time leading scorer; testament of his commitment to his country.
The triple British Champion is not shy of getting stuck into his racing, with ambitions to return to the Speedway Grand Prix scene while riding for both Glasgow and Rye House in the UK this year.
“I feel I’m a much better rider at the times when I’m busiest and I think I’ve got that well covered this season. I need to be keeping myself as busy as possible throughout this year.
The Peter Craven Memorial is a meeting I’ve won in the past, and I know how much it means to the fans and to the craven family to honour the memory of one of the country’s best riders.
Even though I only spent one season at Belle Vue, which wasn’t my best statistically, I enjoyed every minute of my time there. It’s a fantastic club with a history that deserves to be celebrated.
“I try to leave a good foundation at every club I ride for. Even if I’m only guesting, I like to show that I’m someone who always puts in the effort to win no matter what the circumstances.”
Tickets for the 2018 Peter Craven Memorial are now on-sale via the club’s website. The evening, which will feature many other motorcycling disciplines, gets underway at the earlier time of 6pm.
Photos - Ian Charles & Steve Brock (KUS)