Home track a big advantage to Workington speedway rider Kyle
Last updated at 22:14, Thursday, 14 June 2012
Young speedway rider Kyle Bickley will be looking for victory in the third round of the British U16 championship at the Northside Training Track in Workington on Sunday.
Ten-year-old Bickley will be riding in the 125cc class and in his two previous rounds has been unlucky not to taste victory already.
In the first round at Leicester he scored a 12-point maximum in his heats. In the final he missed the start but fought his way up to second and was only half a wheel off victory.
Then in the second round at Mildenhall he was on eight points with two wins and a second but in his last race his dad Tony forgot to put the fuel in which meant he retired and missed on a place in the final.
However, he is hoping to make home advantage count this weekend.
Tony said: “If Kyle gets out the starts he should be all right because it is a short run to the first corner.
“He is on the pace as he is only a couple of seconds slower than some of the 500cc bikes and I don’t think there is anybody faster than him.
“He knows the Northside track inside out and I think he is the only local rider competing so he knows the track best.”
Kyle came second in the championship back in 2010 when he was just eight years old but missed out last year when he fractured his leg only two weeks before the final.
Tony feels Kyle is better prepared this time even though he said his son puts a lot of pressure on himself.
Tony believes that Kyle’s experience of riding three different tracks will prepare him well for the meeting on Sunday.
He said: “Kyle rides Redcar on Thursday which is a medium sized track, then Northside which is small and Derwent Park when you ride pretty much flat out.
“It is giving him that experience that you cannot buy and not everybody gets the chance to ride three different tracks every week which has played a massive part in his development.”
Tony said he wanted to thank everybody who had helped Kyle including his sponsors as well as the people at the training track.
First published at 19:24, Thursday, 14 June 2012
Published by http://www.timesandstar.co.uk
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