Danny out to be Great for the Brits again

Danny King leading the way while riding for Ipswich against Peterborough earlier this season. Pictur

Danny King leading the way while riding for Ipswich against Peterborough earlier this season. Picture: STEPHEN WALLER - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

Huntingdon racer Danny King is hoping to be handed the opportunity to represent Great Britain in the World Cup again.

The 28 year-old was part of a national team which reached the final last year before missing out on a medal.

He has now been named in Great Britain boss Alun Rossiter’s provisional 10-man squad for the 2015 competition and will learn in the coming weeks whether or not he has made the final cut for the four-man national team.

Great Britain take on Australia, America and Latvia at the Adrian Flux Arena in King’s Lynn on June 8 with only the winners guaranteed a place in the final in Vojens, Denmark five days later.

King, who races for the Coventry Bees and Ipswich Witches clubs in the Elite and Premier leagues respectively, said: “It is a huge honour to represent your country.

“It is something I have been lucky enough to do in the past and I would love to be able to do again.

“The first thing was being named in the squad and hopefully I can now do enough to make the final team.

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“I learned a lot last year when I rode well in Event One at King’s Lynn, but really struggled in the final in Poland.

“I didn’t have the engine to be competitive out there, but I’ve invested in equipment this year and feel I am much better prepared if I get the call.”

King saw his bid to earn a place in the individual World Championship fail at the first hurdle when struggling in a quarter-final qualifier in Italy at the beginning of May.

But he comfortably managed to book his place in the British Final by negotiating a semi-final at King’s Lynn last night (Wednesday).

King racked up 11 points to finish joint-top of the standings and secure his spot in the national showpiece at Wolverhampton on June 15.