FLINT JOINS BRENNAN IN CARDIFF SGP2 SHOWDOWN ON SUNDAY

10/08/2022

FLINT JOINS BRENNAN IN CARDIFF SGP2 SHOWDOWN ON SUNDAY
Great Britain will now have two riders in Sunday’s FIM SGP2 of Great Britain starting line-up as Leon Flint steps into the main 16 alongside Tom Brennan.

British Under-21 champion Brennan was originally due to serve as wild card for the biggest FIM Speedway Under-21 World Championship round ever staged, as the action takes place at Cardiff’s iconic Principality Stadium (1pm start).

But SGP2 first reserve Brennan will now replace series regular Timi Salonen in the line-up after the flying Finnish racer suffered a broken collarbone in the FIM Speedway of Nations Final at Vojens on July 30.

With Brennan no longer the wild card, the No.16 race jacket opened up and British bosses have nominated Flint. The 19-year-old steps into the line-up for the biggest meeting of his career so far.

Flint has enjoyed a stellar season with his local club Berwick in the SGB Championship, as well as racing for Wolverhampton in Britain’s top flight, the SGB Premiership.

The recently-crowned British Under-19 champion served as Great Britain’s No.3 reserve for the SON2 FIM Team Speedway Under-21 World Championship event in Vojens on July 29.

Having missed out on taking a ride as the Brits bagged bronze, Flint will be determined to take his chance to shine in Cardiff.

With Flint vacating the No.18 track reserve spot, his place is taken by Jason Edwards, with Drew Kemp remaining at No.17.

Promising Essex-born racer Edwards competes for three UK clubs – King’s Lynn in the SGB Premiership, SGB Championship side Redcar and National League club Mildenhall.

All FIM Speedway GP of Great Britain – Cardiff tickets include entry to Sunday’s FIM SGP2 of Great Britain as the city celebrates its 20th Speedway GP event in style.

Tickets are still available online until 12:00 BST on Thursday here: https://bit.ly/3ixX9wQ

After that, they can only be purchased from the WRU Shop at the Principality Stadium, between gates three and four on Westgate Street on Friday (13:00-17:30 BST) and Saturday (09:30-17:30 BST).