Redcar to host British Under 21 Final
Redcar Speedway will host one of British Speedway’s most prestigious events in 2020, as the British Under-21 Final makes its way to Teesside for the first time. The very best of Britain’s youth will battle it out at the Media Prima Arena in May, with an exact date to be confirmed very soon.
The event is arguably the biggest meeting ever to be handed to Redcar Speedway, following last year’s British Semi-Final and British Under-19 Final, which were both staged at the Media Prima, as well as the Championship Fours which took place in 2018.
The news is sure to be received with excitement by Redcar Speedway supporters, who may have the added interest of having 1 or 2 Bears amongst the 16 rider field. Both Joe Lawlor and Jordan Jenkins, who will represent the Agilia Bears at reserve in 2020, are under 21 years of age and could feature in the final, should they qualify from their respective Semi-Finals held in the weeks running up to the event.
Promoter Jitendra Duffill expressed his thanks for the opportunity; “I’d like to thank my colleagues at the BSPA for giving us the chance to host such an important event. It’s an honour for us to host another national final, after staging the British Under-19 Final last year. This is one of Britain’s showcase events and the excellent race track we have here at the Media Prima Arena will make it a final to be remembered. I’m very excited that another British Champion will be crowned here in Teesside and can’t wait for May to come around.”
With the emergence of new talent such as Anders Rowe, Drew Kemp, Tom Brennan, Kyle Bickley and Leon Flint, the standard of competition will be high, making it one of 2020’s ‘must see’ events. The only thing which is certain is that there will be a new British Under-21 Champion in 2020, as current title holder Robert Lambert, who has taken the title for the last 3 years, turns 22 in April making him ineligible for this year’s final. Belle Vue star Dan Bewley is likely to start as favourite.
Duffill finished by adding, “We are hoping to find a major sponsor for this historic occasion and will be approaching several businesses over the next few weeks. However, if there are any companies out there who would be interested in becoming the title sponsor for the British Under-21 Final, we would love to hear from you.”
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