Wednesday, June 28, 2017

MEET THE TEAMS - GREAT BRITAIN.

Today we feature Great Britain’s one to five as they prepare to face Australia, USA and the Czech Republic at King's Lynn on Saturday.

With the Monster Energy FIM Speedway World Cup just four days away, MonsterEnergySWC.com is your guide to this year’s teams.
Today we feature Great Britain’s one to five as they prepare to face Australia, USA and the Czech Republic at King's Lynn on Saturday.
1. Steve Worrall
Making his Monster Energy SWC debut for the Lions, Worrall has made massive strides in the sport since his top-flight debut with Swindon in 2014.
His progress has picked up pace over the past few seasons since he joined local club Belle Vue in 2015, and he has played a key role in Aces topping the SGB Premiership table. He finished second in the British Championship Final in Manchester recently.
2. Craig Cook ©
Riding in the form of his life, the 30-year-old stormed to British Championship glory on June 19 to earn the wild card for the Adrian Flux British FIM Speedway Grand Prix in Cardiff on July 22.
Cook has also qualified for the GP Challenge – the last round of the SGP qualifiers for 2018 – after winning his quarter final at Lonigo and semi-final at Terenzano. A top-three finish at Russian track Togliatti on August 19 will make him an SGP rider for next year.
3. Chris Harris
Bomber has been one of GB’s finest since being handed his World Championship debut in 2007 – the year which famously saw him win the British SGP in Cardiff, passing Greg Hancock, Jason Crump and Leigh Adams in one of the all-time great finals.
The triple British champion spent nine years as a full-time SGP rider and has a reputation for producing his finest form in Great Britain colours as he returns to the side after being overlooked for the 2016 final.
4. Robert Lambert
Britain’s brightest speedway prospect, the 19-year-old has quickly become a huge crowd favourite at local club King’s Lynn and will be keen to make his home-track knowledge pay on Saturday.
Last year’s World Under-21 Championship bronze medallist is tipped as a future SGP rider as he prepares for what will be his third season in the national senior side.
5. Adam Ellis
The 2016 World Under-21 finalist may have been born and bred in south-west France, but he has made his name as a speedway rider in Great Britain.
The Swindon man serves as GB’s under-21 reserve for the second straight Monster Energy SWC, but this time he can be drafted into any race at any time by team manager Alun Rossiter.