PEOPLE seem to have a bit of a problem with Chris Harris getting back into the Grand Prix series, but there can’t be any argument really because he’s done it fair and square.
He’s not done it through the back door, he’s gone to the Challenge and he’s got through, he’s not been given a wild card either.
The reason he’s been in the series this year is because he was next in line from last year’s Challenge, so those people can argue all they like, he’s made it off his own merit and followed the rules.
Whether he’s good, whether he’s bad, it doesn’t matter, he’s there on merit. He came into the Challenge because he was the next in line after other riders pulled out.
Whether he’s good enough to be in the series is debatable because you just have to look at where he is in the standings. He’s struggling and I understand his frustration but he deserves to be there.
The other 15 riders in the Challenge all had the same opportunity to get through, like Bomber did, and he took it.
If he wants to be in it then it’s up to him to put himself forward and go through the qualifiers. No favours, no free passes, he made it in.
Bomber has been compared to being a bit like Andy Smith from years ago, Andy was British champion quite a few times but in his league racing he was pretty mediocre.
When it came to the individual events and the big meetings, Andy raised his game and Bomber is the same, he loves the big nights and he’s shown that loads of times.
Some people can raise their game and Bomber’s one of those people, I’ve been lucky to see that loads of times while he’s been in my teams, and I’m happy for him.
People can say what they like but the bottom line is he’s done it fair and square and gone directly through.