RISING STAR FLINT RETURNS TO WOLVES

25/11/2022

RISING STAR FLINT RETURNS TO WOLVES
Wolverhampton boss Peter Adams believes there is more to come from British shooting star Leon Flint after confirming him as the club’s Rising Star for 2023.

Flint won both the British Under-21 and Under-19 Championships in an impressive 2023 season, as well as appearing in both the FIM Speedway GP of Great Britain – Cardiff and the FIM SGP2 of Great Britain at the Principality Stadium in August.

Had the SGP2 event, curtailed after 20 heats due to track conditions, been raced to a conclusion, Flint had done enough to qualify for the semi-finals.

Adams is looking forward to seeing the Berwick doubling-up star continue his progress next year.

He said: “Last year was a great year for Leon. He rode well domestically with some brilliant performances along the way for Wolverhampton. He was second in Berwick’s Championship averages, he represented Great Britain very well abroad and those two individual titles were important for him as well.

“They showed that he can handle those kinds of pressure situations and we’re glad to be continuing with Leon.

“We had to wait for the AGM to clarify the criteria for next season’s Rising Star programme, but when we knew Leon was available to us, it didn’t take us very long at all to decide that we should persevere with him because he’s a good, young talent and we know there’s an even better rider in there than we have already seen in some performances at Wolverhampton.”

Flint joins former Australian champion Sam Masters, American international Luke Becker and Aussie racer Ryan Douglas in the Wolves side, with three more names to be revealed.