Danny aiming to be king of the track

Huntingdon speedway rider Danny King.

Huntingdon speedway rider Danny King. - Credit: Archant

Huntingdon racer Danny King has signed deals with two new clubs for the 2015 season.

The Great Britiain international will line up for Coventry Bees at Elite League level and Ipswich Witches in the sport’s second tier, the Premier League.

King finished last season at Lakeside Hammers in the top-flight after his previous club, Birmingham Brummies, folded. He also raced for Newcastle in the Premier League.

But it is all change for next year and he is thrilled to have his future sorted so early in the winter.

King said: “Every rider likes to get deals sorted as soon as possible in the winter. I’ve been lucky enough to get myself fixed up in both leagues and I’m very excited about both challenges.

“I had good times at Ipswich in my younger days and it is nice to have the opportunity to race there again.

“I’ve come close to signing for Coventry in the past and I’m delighted it has happened now. It is a good club and a track where I always seem to do pretty well.

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“Everything fits into my schedule nicely with Ipswich racing on a Thursday and Coventry on a Friday.”

King will now pursue a deal on the continent with the ultra-tough Polish League his preferred destination.

Meetings are predominantly staged on Sundays in the Eastern European nation so should not affect his racing on these shores.

King added: “I had a taste of Poland in the past and I know what it is all about over there. I’m at the point in my career where I feel I need to push on.

“I’ve spoken to a few people, but there is nothing concrete just yet.”

King is determined to retain his place at international level after representing Great Britain in the World Cup last year.

The Brits won their qualifying round at King’s Lynn before missing out on the medals when bringing up the rear in the final in Poland.

“It is difficult to describe the feeling of representing your country,” continued King. “People talk about the pressure involved, but I just feel pride.”