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Former Edinburgh Monarchs skipper Craig Cook (pictured) aims to claim qualification for the Grand Prix Challenge when he goes to tapes on his home track at the Peugeot Ashfield Stadium in Glasgow on Saturday, (7pm).

The Cumbrian-based racer, who is in fine form, faces tough opposition and in particular from current British champion Robert Lambert.

Lambert has already impressed as first reserve in both rounds of the Grand Prix series so far this season.

He said: “Sometimes the qualifiers can be tougher than the Grand Prix.
“I’ve raced the track a few times with Newcastle and I’ve done well there in the past but this isn’t
Championship level racing now, this is a Grand Prix qualifier. I need to make sure I up my game for it.”

Edinburgh Monarchs visit early-season SGB Championship pace-setters Leicester Lions tonight (SAT, 7.30pm).

The Midlands club have 16 points from six matches while Monarchs are seventh in the 11-strong table with three points from two outings.

However, Monarchs edged the Leicester side 45-44 in the championship at Armadale on May 17 despite a 5-1 in the final heat from Lions duo Richie Worrall, a former Monarchs rider, and ex-Grand Prix rider Scott Nicholls who powered to 13 points on the night.

Worrall claimed 13 and both men will be a real danger on their own track.

Meanwhile, The Harrisons Scottish Open has now been re-scheduled for Friday, June 14 (tapes-up 7.30pm) after being postponed on Friday because of a bad weather forecast.

And Friday’s SGB Championship clash at Scunthorpe Scorpions against Glasgow Tigers was also washed out.