Huntingdon racer Danny King ‘loved every minute’ of his British Speedway Grand Prix experience - and now he wants a place in the World Cup Final

Huntingdon racer Danny King leading World Championship leader Greg Hancock on his way to victory in

Huntingdon racer Danny King leading World Championship leader Greg Hancock on his way to victory in heat 19 of the British Speedway Grand Prix. Picture: JEFF DAVIES - Credit: Archant

Danny King has described his involvement in the British Speedway Grand Prix as an ‘unforgettable experience’.

Huntingdon racer Danny King celebrates winning heat 19 of the British Speedway Grand Prix. Picture:

Huntingdon racer Danny King celebrates winning heat 19 of the British Speedway Grand Prix. Picture: JEFF DAVIES - Credit: Archant

The Huntingdon racer lined up in the World Championship event after being crowned British champion last month.

And he did himself proud by collecting seven points from his five rides at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.

King recovered from last places in his opening two outings before signing off with victory in his final ride in heat 19 when his rivals included three-time world champion and current series leader, Greg Hancock.

“I loved every single minute of it,” said King. “It is an experience I will never forget and I would love to sample it again.


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“I have to admit it was pretty emotional to hear such a great reaction from the crowd when I won my last race.

“I’m proud of the way I performed – it’s just a shame about the last places otherwise I may well have made the semi-finals.”

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The next target for King is being part of the Great Britain team for the World Cup final.

The four-man GB side is due to be announced in the coming days for the event at the National Speedway Stadium in Manchester – the scene of King’s recent British Final success.

“I feel my form is good enough to be in the team,” added King. “I have proved that by winning the British title and scoring points in a GP.

“I’m desperate to race for my country again and I will be gutted if I don’t make the team.”

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