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Monday, 03 August 2015

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Workington Comets youngster Kyle Howarth has high GB hopes

Kyle Howarth, one of speedway’s rising stars, will take to the track in British colours tomorrow, and believes he’s earned his national call-up.

Kyle Howarth photo
Kyle Howarth

The Workington Comets youngster has starred this season with some impressive performances around the Derwent Park track and will join Joe Haines, Kyle Newman and the Worrall twins Richie and Steve in the World Under-21 semi-final.

Competing against star names like Darcy Ward, Sam Masters and Todd Kurtz, Howarth believes he can match the best youngsters from Australia, Denmark and the Czech Republic.

He will miss tonight’s Workington’s League Cup clash with Newcastle, but said: “To be part of the British Under-21 side is a massive honour for me and shows how far I’ve come.

“I’m definitely fast enough to be part of this group, and deserve my place.

“I have earned my spurs if you like this season. I’m happy with the performances I’ve put in for Workington.

“Obviously it’s disappointing to miss this weekend’s match for Workington, but this is an opportunity to show what I can do on a big stage.

“It won’t be easy.

“There are some good riders in some very good teams, but the British squad is just as capable of causing an upset.

“We’re not the favourites to win, but we are going out to win.”

Workington have already qualified for the semi-final of the League Cup, and go into the group stage’s final fixture without Kenny Ingalls too.”



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