Craig Cook bids for slot in speedway’s British Final

Craig Cook is content with his bike ahead of tonight's British Championship semi-final. Pic: Ron MacNeill
Craig Cook is content with his bike ahead of tonight's British Championship semi-final. Pic: Ron MacNeill
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Edinburgh Monarchs speedway skipper Craig Cook tonight begins his quest to become British champion when he competes in the semi-final round at King’s Lynn Stadium.

The top seven riders qualify for the British Final at Wolverhampton next month, joining the top seven who clinched their place from last week’s first semi-final at Sheffield.

“The British Championship is one of the hardest meetings to win,” said Cook, who was runner-up last year. “I just want to makes sure I grab one of the qualifying spots up for grabs, only then can I start to think about the big night itself.”

Cook is aware that when it comes down to individual success, his machinery has to be in tip top condition-and he has to feel comfortable on board his bike.

“I managed to get a perfect set-up when I guested for Sheffield two weeks ago and I made five brilliant starts,” added Cook.