The 2015 Season – what a year this has been for me!
Back in November last year I had a meeting in the morning with Buster Chapman and a deal was done for me to ride for King’s Lynn in the Elite League for 2015, then in the afternoon I went over to Peterborough where another deal was done to ride for them in the Premier League.
I was on cloud nine and really looking forward to the 2015 season.
I got my girlfriend Jessica to write me a fitness plan and a diet plan to work on leading up to the start of the season, to which I lost over a stone in weight and was fit and eager to start the season.
The season started very well I was producing some very good scores and even a 15 point max while being televised on Sky.
- My Elite League average started on 5.19 and finished on 6.76
- My Premier League average started on 7.26 and finished on 8.38
- I also started as a Second String Rider and Finished as a Heat Leader
I got my first taste of riding in Gorzow, Poland in April representing King’s Lynn in the FIM World 4 Team Cup and producing 6 points.
I took part in the British Under 21s meeting at Coventry where I went through the card with a maximum, then in the final I was in front but made a mistake and was overtaken so I finished 2nd overall, but I learnt a lot from it and was happy with my result.
Representing Team GB
In May I was contacted by GB Team Manager Alan Rossiter and was asked to Represent GB in the Best Pairs in Esbjerg Denmark. I was over the moon and very honoured to be asked.
In the meeting I scored 6 points and did GB and myself proud, it was such a great experience riding up against the Top Riders in the World.
World Cup Debut
After that meeting Alan Rossiter confirmed that I had secured a place in the World Team Cup.
I made my debut in the World Cup and the youngest on record to represent GB.
The second round was being held at my home track King’s Lynn on the 8th June. I tried my best and ended up with 7 points, we then went to Vojans Denmark for the Semi-Final where I scored 8 points. I learnt so much and was very happy with my result.
The FIM Speedway GP
I was given the Reserve Position in The FIM Speedway GP at Cardiff. On the Friday I got a chance to practice with all the GP riders.
On the day I just took in all the experience and enjoyed every minute of it, as I didn’t expect to get a ride, but in Heat 20 I got my chance and ended up getting a 3rd place.
I think I am the youngest ever rider to take part in a GP and to get a point.
From the Peterborough Panthers to the Rye House Rockets
After that, the season was flowing very smoothly until I had a couple of crashes, things didn’t work out with Peterborough, so we parted company, but I then joined Rye House for the rest of the season.
Before I joined Rye House I did a guest booking for them where I ended up on a 15 point maximum and matched the track record then broke it twice.
The record had been held for 5 years which was 55.7 my record now is 54.7. I hope I can hold that for as many years.
Sadly King’s Lynn didn’t make the play offs. During the season I took part in an Open Meeting in Olching in Germany to which I came 3rd. I rode for the DMV White Tigers, we came 4th in the league, I also did a guest booking for Norden in Germany = 14 points and Masarna in Sweden = 9+2 points.
As a 17 year old I have really gained so much experience this season, I am looking forward to 2016.