Speedway star Danny King ready to do battle for World Cup glory

Huntingdon speedway rider Danny King celebrates his British Final success in June. Picture: JEFF DAV

Huntingdon speedway rider Danny King celebrates his British Final success in June. Picture: JEFF DAVIES - Credit: Archant

Huntingdon ace Danny King wants to continue his fairytale 2016 by winning a World Cup medal tonight.

King is enjoying the finest season of his career after capturing a first British title last month and then starring on the World Championship stage with a fine wildcard performance at the British Speedway Grand Prix at the beginning of July.

Now the 29-year-old, from Stukeley Meadows, has been named in the Great Britain squad for the World Cup Final at the National Speedway Stadium in Manchester - the scene of his British triumph.

King features alongside two-time world champion Tai Woffinden, three-time British Final runner-up Craig Cook and high-class young talent Robert Lambert in the GB side selected by team manager Alun ‘Rosco’ Rossiter.

King said: “It was great to get the call from Rosco telling me I had made it into the team.

“I feel I deserve my place after becoming British champion and hopefully I can prove that with a big performance at the same track on Saturday night.

“It has already been a fantastic year after winning the British Final and then riding in the GP.

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“To win a World Cup medal would top it off brilliantly and that is definitely my target with the British fans behind us.

“We missed out when we came last in the final a couple of years ago but I’m convinced we can do better on home shale.”

Great Britain will face Event One winners Poland, Event Two top dogs Sweden and Race-Off winners Australia in the final.

It will be shown live on BT Sport.