9th Dec, 2016

Coventry Bees star Danny King helps Great Britain secure silver at Speedway World Cup Final

Coventry Editorial 3rd Aug, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

DANNY King has revealed that he and his Great Britain team mates were over the moon to finish second in the Speedway World Cup Final in Manchester last weekend, writes Observer speedway reporter Robin Allen.

Individual World Champion Tai Woffinden put in a captain’s performance for GB at the National Speedway Stadiumby scoring an impressive 19 points, which was a key part to their success.

Despite Craig Cook and Coventry Bees rider King struggling early on, both came up with important wins late on to keep Britain in the hunt for a medal.

“It has been unbelievable really,” said King, who was crowned British Speedway Champion back in June.

“The way my form was at the beginning of the year, I would have never thought I would be stood here with the things I have done, and it just makes me hungry now for more.

“For the team it is fantastic, just to get a medal is great but we are over the moon to get a silver medal. We all had some ups and downs, and I started in the worst way possible touching the tapes in my first ride.

“When you touch the tapes you are always nervous about doing it again so you wait a bit longer than you probably should, which means you will not make the start again. I did have speed in my second ride but I was at the back.

“The whole team put in a good performance putting some crucial points on the board, and when you have the World Champion Tai Woffinden in your team that always helps.”