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King's Lynn rider enjoys every minute of his Great Britain debut

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Local hero Lewis Kerr “enjoyed every minute” of his Great Britain speedway debut at his home King’s Lynn track.

The Stars rider helped GB Lions beat Denmark in a bonus campaign-closing challenge match on Wednesday at the Adrian Flux Arena and added he would love to ride for his home town club again next season.

The 29-year-old from Dersingham said of the Global Challenge meeting, which was played out in mist and drizzle: “Overall I’m really happy. I really enjoyed the meeting and it’s great to be involved in.

Lewis Kerr rode for his country for the first time against Denmark.. (20020010)
Lewis Kerr rode for his country for the first time against Denmark.. (20020010)

“It’s just good to be back on a bike. I’ve had three weeks off. I felt a little bit rusty and that’s why maybe I fell off: I’m not sure, but I enjoyed every minute of it.”

Conditions were ‘mizzly’ as soon as the parade began and Kerr admitted they threw him off his game at first; but he settled in with five points and victory in Heat 5.

The father of two said of the track surface, which is usually grippy with plenty of dirt: “It was the complete opposite to King’s Lynn tonight.

“It was slick, it was greasy and slimy, so my sort of home advantage for myself went out of the window, really.

“I crashed in the first one; first corner. I didn’t realise how greasy it was going to be. Then we had a good win in the next one.

“I made some great starts tonight but then I made some wrong decisions in the first turns both times, and ended up going in first and coming out third, but I really enjoyed it and should have scored a few more points as well.”

The Lynn-born ex-motocross rider also joined second-tier Championship side Eastbourne Eagles and would love a repeat of this season when outlining his 2020 vision.

He revealed: “I’ve had an injury-free season, possibly my best season. That’s the main thing, exactly right: keep enjoying it.

“I’ve already signed for Eastbourne – that was already done in the last meeting, so I’m back there; and I would love to be back at King’s Lynn.

“It’s my home town club. I love the club and we’ll see what happens.

Clubs and riders invariably wait and see what transpires in the sport’s November annual meeting, and former Newcastle, Lakeside, Ipswich and Poole rider Kerr added: “No-one ever knows the rules: they change them every year.

“I’ll wait to see what happens and I’ll go from there.”

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