BRENNAN BIDS TO BECOME SECOND PIRATES' BRITISH CHAMP OF 2024

7/06/24

Poole Speedway hopes of having a duo of British champions on their books, by the conclusion of the Attis Insurance Sports Division British Final on Saturday night (8th June), falls solely on the shoulders of Tom Brennan, after Richard Lawson's quest to win the title was thwarted through an ankle injury picked up during a guest booking at King's Lynn.

The showpiece individual event, being staged at the National Speedway Stadium, Manchester, the home of the Belle Vue Aces, provides an opportunity for Tom Brennan to not only seek the prestigious crown, but also a wild card entry to the British Grand Prix at Cardiff on August 17th, which is on offer for the winner, or the highest finishing non-GP rider.
Just last weekend Poole youngster Sam Hagon won the British U21 title, with an impressive performance at Glasgow and there is no doubt that Brennan havsbeen turning in some very special performances for the Pirates, and a title success would be well within his capabilities.

He takes his place in a line-up that boasts the three current GP regulars of Dan Bewley, Robert Lambert and Tai Woffinden, all of whom have been crowned British Champion in the past. Woffinden was a winner three years in succession, between 2013 and 2015, Lambert lifting the title in 2018 and Bewley looking for his straight hat-trick of British Championship titles after back to back successes in 2022 and 2023.

It is racing against that pedigree that Brennan is eagerly looking forward to, claiming "I think having those three names in there really ups the ante. It ups the level but it would be cool to kind of get one over them too.
“It will be close racing, should be hard racing and hopefully the best man will win it in the end.
“For me, I guess it adds a little bit of incentive because after the meeting you can look back and say you’ve got the better of some big names - but ultimately, we have to just go out there and ride as hard as we can against everyone.”
The field is littered with other past British Champions Adam Ellis (2021), Rory Schlein (2020) , Charles Wright (2019), Craig Cook (2017) and whilst 2016 winner, , Danny King, had been named the past Poole captain failed a fitness test after he was seeking to return racing following an arm injury, which forced him to miss Wednesday night's Redcar trip to Wimborne Road.
Another former Poole number one, Steve Worrall has however been passed fit to ride following his recent illness.
Brennan also previous experience of riding in the final of a British Championship, having done so in 2022 when, after scoring ten points in the heats, won the last-chance saloon race and then finished second to Bewley in the title-deciding final, so two years on he is hoping to go one place better.

Latest line-up 1 B.Barker 2 R.Lambert 3 C.Harris 4 S.Lambert 5 C.Cook 6 C.Mountain 7 A.Ellis 8 T.Woffinden 9 L.Kerr 10 S.Worrall 11 D.Bewley 12 A.Rowe 13 R.Schlein 14 T.Brennan 15 C.Wright 16 K.Howarth 17 F.Hodder 18 M.Marson

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