GB Boss Impressed By Kyles Progress
Photo by Dave PayneTue 09 Apr 2013
Story Courtesy of BSPA
GREAT Britain boss Neil Middleditch is impressed by the progress of Kyle Howarth – who will start as one of the favourites for the British Under-21 Final.
Part of Howarth's club racing is for Poole boss Middleditch in the Elite League, and he also remains with Workington at Premier League level.
And with a growing amount of top-flight experience, Howarth is expected to be amongst the contenders in the opening major event of the season, which is staged by Dudley at Monmore Green on April 23.
Middleditch said: “Kyle has all the right ingredients. He's very keen to do it, that's what stands out in my mind. He really wants to do well in the Elite League.
“Chris (Holder) and Darcy (Ward) think the world of him. He's a great talent and what we like about him is he never gives up.
“Kyle keeps trying – he never stops trying. He just wants to do well. I've seen him from when he first started, and I've been impressed with him from day one. It's nice to watch him progress.”
Howarth's Workington team-mate Ashley Morris is also expected to challenge for silverware at Monmore, his home track at National League level, and former Heathens rider Tom Perry will be keen to make a successful return to the club following his winter switch to the Isle of Wight.
Perry doubles-up with Somerset, as does Mildenhall's Stefan Nielsen who has started the season in fine form with impressive scores at the higher level.
And another rider with Monmore pedigree is Rye House's Jason Garrity, who has enjoyed a consistent run of scores in the middle-order for Rye House during their positive opening to the campaign.
*AN impressive total of 45 riders took part in the recent Under-16 Training Day at Leicester – which had been switched from Buxton at short notice due to the poor weather.
The Young Lions Management team of Phil Morris and Neil Vatcher were present and former British Champion Joe Screen was also on hand to give tuition.
The six-round British Youth Championship gets underway on May 4, also at Leicester – whilst the Eastbourne round of the series on July 14 will include Daniel Spiller, a British rider currently based in Germany who holds dual nationality but has the option to race for GB in future.
Spiller recently won the FIM 250cc Gold Trophy at Teterow, whilst 14-year-old Reece Downes travelled to Germany and scored a creditable nine points over the two-day event.
BRITISH UNDER-21 FINAL DRAW: Jason Garrity (Rye House), Oliver Greenwood (Coventry Storm), Robert Branford (Unattached), Darryl Ritchings (Isle of Wight), Ashley Morris (Workington/Dudley), Max Clegg (Dudley), Ben Morley (Kent), Josh Bates (Scunthorpe/Mildenhall), Stefan Nielsen (Somerset/Mildenhall), Kyle Howarth (Poole/Workington), Matt Williamson (Buxton), Tom Perry (Somerset/Isle of Wight), Danny Stoneman (Isle of Wight), James Sarjeant (Coventry Storm), Dan Greenwood (Dudley), Joe Jacobs (Glasgow/Coventry Storm). Reserves: Shane Hazelden (King's Lynn Young Stars), Liam Carr (Unattached).
SPEEDWAYGB EVENTS SERIES 2013
BRITISH UNDER-21 FINAL: Dudley, April 23
BRITISH FINAL: Wolverhampton, May 13
PREMIER LEAGUE PAIRS: Somerset, May 31
PREMIER LEAGUE FOURS: Peterborough, July 14
PREMIER LEAGUE RIDERS' CHAMPIONSHIP: Sheffield, Sept 22
ELITE LEAGUE RIDERS' CHAMPIONSHIP: Swindon, Oct 12
NATIONAL LEAGUE MAJOR EVENTS:
NATIONAL LEAGUE PAIRS: Mildenhall, June 30
NATIONAL LEAGUE FOURS: Stoke, August 18
NATIONAL LEAGUE RIDERS' CHAMPIONSHIP: Rye House, Sept 21
BRITISH SPEEDWAY FIM EVENT DATES:
WORLD UNDER-21 CHAMPIONSHIP Round 3: Berwick, August 10
GRAND PRIX CHALLENGE: Poole, August 24
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Last Updated : Tue 09 Apr 2013, 20:45 UK