14th August 2018
The Great Britain Under 21 Team are preparing to travel to Denmark this week in preparation of competing in Saturdays FIM World Under 21 Team Cup Final, which takes place at Outrup on Saturday night.
GB Boss Neil Vatcher said, we have been sweating on the fitness of both Ellis Perks and Nathan Greaves this week, but am now able to confirm that both riders have declared themselves fit to travel.
After winning the Semi Final at Glasgow only last month, Vatcher has warned his riders that Saturday night is going be the toughest meeting of their careers to date.
We really enjoyed our win at Glasgow, in front of a passionate home crowd, and that has not happened too often in recent times at international level, but we are not being fooled that Saturdays final is going to be another level again.
I am delighted that both Nathan and Ellis have declared themselves fit, and now I just hope that all the boys come through this weeks fixtures with a clean bill of health, as Dan Bewley has 2 fixtures for Belle Vue, and Nathan, Zach Wajknecht and Connor Mountain are all riding in the UK on Thursday.
Again the British Team have to do without the British Champion Robert Lambert, as he competes in the SEC European Championship Series, but with Lambert not being available has stopped Vatcher of making a decision of which rider would make way for him if he was available.
Vatcher said with a sly smile on his face, if Robert was available then of course he would have been selected, but that would have caused me a massive headache as all 5 boys did a fantastic job at the Semi Final, and all warrant their place in this World Final.
It is disappointing that Robert is not available, but I have every faith in this team, and without doubt we have a genuine chance of achieving a medal, if all the boys can ride to the best of their ability.
It has been a good year so far, and if we can come away from Denmark at the weekend with a FIM Medal, that would be amazing, and with this team I can not see any reason why we can’t.
4 out of the 5 boys have competed in Europe this year, and it is only Ellis who has not, but he had experience of racing in Europe in 2017, so they all know the level that they must compete at.
We have had some great support with the GB Team this year, and we would all like to thank CFS Solutions of Waterlooville, Wessex Marine of Poole, SFS Electrical for their support, also Poole Promoter Gordon Pairman with his backing of supplying Tyres, and also the backing of the BSPA.
Without all these people’s help, it would be difficult to compete at the highest level, so their support to the British Team is priceless.