Semi-Final Success For Stevie

The first eight qualifiers for the 2017 British Final were decided at Newcastle on Sunday night and Belle Vue’s Steve Worrall came through with flying colours, scoring 10 points from his five rides.

As one of the favourites tipped to go through, the 25-year old took full advantage of his rich track experience to ensure he guaranteed himself a place in the prestigious national event next month.

Steve Worrall

Twin brother Richie Worrall is also on his way back to the National Speedway Stadium in pursuit of his first British title after bagging 13 on the night, along with Rory Schlein who also scored 13.

Current British Champion Danny King meanwhile is targeting an emphatic defence of his crown on June 19 in Manchester after comfortably qualifying with a powerful display netted him 11 big points.

Paul Starke and Lewis Rose defied the critics’ choice with performances worthy of advancing to the Final - 10 and 11 respectively - along with local favourite Jason Garrity who finished with 11.

With both Richard Lawson and Ben Barker completing their night with 9 points, and with only one qualification place left, a run-off ultimately decided that it was Lawson who earned the final spot.

The final eight will be decided at Sheffield this Thursday, May 4. In total, 16 of the country’s most talented riders will battle for British title honours on June 19 at the National Speedway Stadium.

As an added incentive for those competing, the winner of the grand final will also be heading to the British Grand Prix at the Principality Stadium in July as wild card, donning the No.16 race jacket.


TOP EIGHT QUALIFIERS: Rory Schlein 13 (After Run-Off), Richie Worrall 13, Lewis Rose 11, Danny King 11, Jason Garrity 11, Steve Worrall 10, Paul Starke 10, Richard Lawson 9 (After Run-Off)

Ben Barker 9, Kyle Newman 7, James Sarjeant 6, Joe Jacobs 3, Max Clegg 3, Ashley Morris 2, Danny Phillips 1, Josh Embleton (Res) 0, Robert Lambert (Broke Down En-Route, Non-Starter)

Sunday 30th April 2017