In the build up to a big weekend of international speedway at Under 21 world level, four of the very best British riders Robert Lambert, Max Clegg, Adam Ellis and the reigning British Under 21 and Under 19 Champion Josh Bates are getting prepared to do battle against the Worlds best in their quest to qualify from their Semi finals to reach the all important FIM World Under 21 Finals, which will be run over a three series competition which takes place at Kings Lynn on the 18th June, Pardubice Czech Republic in September and concludes in Gdansk Poland on Sunday 2nd October.
Lambert and Clegg will have the backing of home support as they compete at the National Stadium in Manchester on Saturday evening, Adam Ellis travels to Pardubice in the Czech Republic 24 hours before on the Friday, and Josh Bates will be in Pocking Germany also on Saturday evening.
With 16 of the Worlds best competing at each of the Semi finals, and only 4 places at each semi final up for grabs, then none of these semi finals will be easy, for any of the competing 16 riders, and no riders can afford any slip ups in their heats.
GB youth Boss Neil Vatcher, said “it certainly will be fierce competition for all our boys, but there is every chance that GB will be represented in this years Finals as all 4 of the competing Brits are all in good form, and no reason why any of the chosen 4 riders can not achieve their goal of qualifying.
I would certainly appeal to the British Speedway fans to come to Belle Vue on Saturday and get behind the British boys, and as well as Lambert and Clegg, also Nathan Greaves and Jack Smith will be waiting in the wings as meeting reserves, and if they get a chance during the evening, both will be determined to put up a case to get a wild card selection for the World Final being held at Kings Lynn, only a month later.
This is exciting times to be involved in the British Junior scene, and I for one am looking forward to what I hoping will be a very successful weekend”.
The Young Lions Management would like to thank Poole Promoter Gordon Pairman for his sponsorship of tyres for the 4 competing British riders, and the BSPA for their continued support.