8th July 2015
Ahead of the FIM World Under 21 Semi Final in Gustrow, Germany next month, British Youth Boss Neil Vatcher has named an eight man squad for the GB Team, and as the same rules apply as with the seniors, the team with be reduced to the four riders that will go on and represent Great Britain in the North of Germany on the 22nd August.
The eight riders named are British Under 21 Champion Kyle Howarth who will captain the GB Team, 17 year old sensation Robert Lambert who along with Howarth will definitely be in the final four, and the two remaining places will be decided between, Adam Ellis, Stefan Nielsen, Josh Bates, Ashley Morris, Max Clegg or Zach Wajtknecht.
It goes without saying that both Howarth and Lambert will be travelling to Germany, as both young Brits are at the start of long international careers, and it is fair to say that both riders will be leading from the front for the British team on their quest to qualify for their first final that the British Under 21 team have been in since we hosted the event back at Rye House back in 2010.
This is a really exciting time to be part of the British set up, and we genuinely do have a great opportunity to qualify for this years World Final, although the Semi Final by no means will not be an easy affair.
Along with the host Germany, who are always a tough team to crack in their own back yard, the very strong Danish Team and Finland complete the Semi Final line up.
Although we are aware that this will not be an easy meeting , so will the other three nations, and I am sure that the GB team will have the same respect from the three nations as we will give them.
So with Howarth and Lambert already in the final four , the remaining six riders are vying for the final two places, certainly not an easy decision to be made.
All six riders deserve their place in the team, although of course only two can be selected.
The final selection will be made in about a weeks time.
The Young Lions would like to thank the following people for their support and backing of the GB Team:
Speedway Control Board
Wessex Marine of Poole
ATPI Travel Management of Manchester