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King's Lynn Stars speedway riders in British Final abandoned after 12 heats with 2021 champion Adam Ellis picked as wild card for British Grand Prix at Cardiff



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Three King's Lynn Stars speedway riders were involved in Monday's aborted Sports Insure British Final championship at Belle Vue.

Dersingham racer Lewis Kerr (5 points), Richard Lawson (4) and Richie Worrall (3) were some of those frustrated by the Manchester weather which caused an abandonment after 12 heats.

The meeting will be restaged at a later date while 2021 British Champion Adam Ellis has been nominated as the wild card for the British Grand Prix at Cardiff.

Lewis Kerr getting one of his bikes ready for The Stars. MLNF-22IB06208
Lewis Kerr getting one of his bikes ready for The Stars. MLNF-22IB06208

Full points as it stood: Tom Brennan 8, Chris Harris 8, Dan Bewley 8, Danny King 7, Scott Nicholls 7, Kyle Howarth 6, Steve Worrall 5, Lewis Kerr 5, Charles Wright 5, Richard Lawson 4, Richie Worrall 3, Leon Flint 2, Connor Mountain 1, Paul Starke 1, Adam Ellis 1, Jack Smith (res) 1, Danyon Hume 0. Abandoned after 12 heats – no result declared – meeting will be restaged at a later date.

An official statement said: "British Speedway Promoters’ Ltd thank all supporters for their patience and understanding at Monday’s Sports Insure British Final Championship.

"The meeting was abandoned after Heat 12 with heavy rain moving in at Belle Vue’s National Speedway Stadium. The result will not stand, and the meeting will be re-staged at a later date.

Richard Lawson in the pits. MLNF-22IB03134
Richard Lawson in the pits. MLNF-22IB03134

"As this cannot take place prior to the British Grand Prix at Cardiff on August 13, the BSP have now nominated Adam Ellis as Wild Card for the event, on the basis of him winning the 2021 British Championship. This nomination has been accepted by the FIM.

"Supporters should retain their readmission tickets and will be entitled to a £10 discount for the re-staged event, with details to be confirmed in due course."

BSP chairman Rob Godfrey said: “There was a procedure in the rulebook by which after Heat 12 a result could be called.

Richie Worrall. MLNF-22IB04216
Richie Worrall. MLNF-22IB04216

“But after consultation between the riders and the SCB, the riders weren’t particularly happy, so myself and Damien (Bates – vice chairman) intervened and factored in a good solution.

“The result will be null and void, and we will re-run this meeting. Every rider wanted to re-run this meeting. They all want to be British Champion, and we understand that.

“We do apologise to everyone, but it is the British weather – and it’s 16 riders who are passionate about being British Champion. They want the opportunity to race 22 heats, and that’s what’s going to happen.”



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