Quartet in British U-19 Final


The Belle Vue ‘Cool Running’ Colts will field a quartet of riders in Thursday’s British U-19 Final at Plymouth, with Dan Bewley, Jack Smith, Kyle Bickley and Luke Woodhull all gunning for the top prize.
 
Former Belle Vue No.8 and current club interest Ben Woodhull will also feature in the line-up despite suffering a wrist injury in Buxton’s Tuesday night clash with Cradley in the Midlands.


Dan Bewley
 
Smith and Bewley made a strong impression in last month’s British U-21 Final in Poole, despite just missing out on honours, and are looking to break onto the podium at the St Boniface Arena.
 
Woodhull twins Ben and Luke, along with double FIM world champion Kyle Bickley, are also targeting their first individual silverware of the season, but the competition will be fierce.
 
British Youth boss Neil Vatcher said: “As with all Under-21 competitions, every year the line-ups for these Finals seem to get stronger and stronger and with this Under-19 Final it is no different.

“It excites me the talent we have coming through and this Final is such a strong line up, with riders who ride in all three leagues across the UK, as well as some very talented 15 and 16-year-olds.”
 
Belle Vue boss Steve Williams added: “The fact that we have four of our riders in the final just proves what great potential they have, and it’s a great feeling for myself and Graham [Goodwin] to see that.
 
“For Luke and Ben – who now rides for Buxton – it is a fantastic opportunity to gain some valuable experience, and for Dan, Jack and Kyle they will no doubt be amongst some of the favourites to win.
 
“It’s a very strong field and I’m certain there will be quite a few spoilers on the night, but every one of the lads, no matter what level of experience they have, will be there with the gold medal in mind.
 
“Plymouth will provide a very fair race track and as a result we should see some excellent racing, and if we could get one or all of our guys on the podium it’d be a real feather in the cap of Belle Vue.”
 
Premiership action returns to Manchester next Friday, July 14, when British No.1 and Team GB skipper Craig Cook brings his Belle Vue ‘Rentruck’ Aces home to face the Swindon Robins.
Tickets are available at www.bellevueaces.co.

BRITISH UNDER-19 FINAL – 7PM – THURSDAY JULY 6 - PLYMOUTH

 
DRAW: 1 Dan Bewley; 2 Jordan Jenkins; 3 Callum Walker; 4 Luke Harris; 5 Kyle Bickley;
6 Jack Parkinson-Blackburn; 7 Luke Woodhull; 8 Nathan Greaves; 9 Jamie Halder; 10 Tom Brennan; 11 Ben Woodhull; 12 Jack Thomas; 13 Henry Atkins; 14 Jack Smith; 15 Joe Lawlor;
16 Zach Wajtknecht

Photo - Ian Charles

Thursday 6th July 2017