Craig Cook named Team GB Skipper!
Photo by Dave PayneMon 12 Jun 2017
Issued by the BSPA Press Office on Monday 12th June 2017
GREAT Britain have named Craig Cook as their new captain ahead of the 2017 Monster Energy Speedway World Cup.
The Belle Vue and Workington star has been in fine form so far this season and will now lead the Lions into their Event One clash with Australia, USA and Czech Republic at King's Lynn on July 1.
Team boss Alun Rossiter believes Cook, 30, will thrive in the role as they aim to book their place in the final in Leszno on July 8.
Said Rossiter: "With the World Cup coming up we had a tough decision to make, but I'm pleased to name Cookie as captain.
"I could've gone with one of the more experienced guys, but I just feel it's something Craig will thrive on.
"Some people might see it as pressure, but I don't see it like that. I think it will bring out the best in him.
"I've seen Mark Lemon has had faith in him at Belle Vue and that seems to have paid off, so hopefully he can have the same impact for us in the World Cup.
"I've spoken to him about it and I know he's extremely passionate and up for the challenge."
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