In 2015 I won my second world title, my first was in 2013, and I’m the current British Champion too. I race domestically across Europe in Poland and Sweden, in the FIM Speedway Grand Prix Series and for Team GB in the Monster Energy Speedway World Cup, where I’m team captain.
Speedway is pretty much motorsport in its rawest form. We race 500cc motorbikes that weigh around 75kg, and they accelerate faster than an F1 car with top speeds of up to 80mph. The big difference is we don’t have brakes! The bike just has a throttle, clutch and one gear and we race on shale-based oval tracks and you basically power-slide around the corners. It’s pretty gnarly!
Each race has four riders, we do four laps and the first placed rider gets three points, second two, third one and nothing for finishing last. In the GP Series, the top 16 riders in the world race over 11 rounds, and every point you score counts towards your overall total. The top eight scorers from each round go into two semi-finals, and then the top two from those races go into the final, where the winner is decided.
Take a look around the site and try and catch me at a track near you soon.