PIRATES charger Steve Worrall admitted he was “peeing into the wind” during his British Final challenge before making the showpiece finale.

The 29-year-old eventually finished fourth at the event at Belle Vue, behind eventual winner Rory Schlein, runner-up Richard Lawson and Aussie legend Jason Crump.

With just two points from his opening two rides, Worrall squeezed his way into a semi-final spot with 10 points in the National Speedway Stadium at Belle Vue.

The St Helens-born racer then took advantage of twin brother Richie’s dramatic fall to finish second in the semi and qualify for the final.

And although he was left trailing from gate four in the meeting’s climax, the Pirates star said he could not be “picky” with his night’s work.

“I was just peeing into the wind all night,” he said.

“After two heats, to be honest, my race jacket was on the floor and I was ready to go home. My mechanic persuaded me to try another bike and get stuck in.

“We managed to get through everything by the skin of our teeth.”

He added: “I can’t be picky. I made the final which, considering I was going home after two heats, it’s not a bad night.”

(Video: Phil Lanning)