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BEWLEY EYES BIG FINISH TO 2020

Great Britain racer Dan Bewley insisted “there is still a lot to come back for” as he bids to recover from a broken shoulder blade.

11 / 08 / 2020, 12:42

Great Britain racer Dan Bewley insisted “there is still a lot to come back for” as he bids to recover from a broken shoulder blade.

The Wroclaw racer crashed at a BMX track in the Polish city and is awaiting confirmation of how long he will be sidelined.

He remains in Wroclaw’s PGE Ekstraliga squad and could have a key role to play – either in the top five of the team or at No.8 – if they seal their place in the title play-offs.

I think we’ll have a really good Great Britain team. Rob has been going awesome and so has Tai. With me on my home track, as long as I can get back, I think we’d have a good shot.

Dan Bewley

Bewley has also been handed GB’s spot in the FIM Speedway Under-21 World Championship Final in Pardubice on October 2 and looks set to race as Lions’ under-21 rider at the Monster Energy FIM Speedway of Nations Final in Manchester on October 24 and 25.

With triple world champion Tai Woffinden and European champion Robert Lambert in red-hot form, the Brits could have their best chance of winning a gold medal in a generation on Bewley’s British home track.

The Cumbrian said:  “I think we’ll have a really good Great Britain team. Rob has been going awesome and so has Tai. With me on my home track, as long as I can get back, I think we’d have a good shot.

“I think with the way the SON is, it’s the perfect chance for us really. It’s not so much about it being on home soil. No-one has raced in Manchester for a while.  But it is in our home country.

“I’m sure we’ll have plenty of support, so it could be the perfect chance to bring home the gold medals.”

A coronavirus-hit 2020 season has affected riders in different ways. Bewley admits the lack of regular racing hasn’t helped his cause when it comes to securing his spot in the Wroclaw side. He was gutted he couldn't transfer practice performances into points on race day.

He said: “In practice sessions, I feel like I have been going well as far as speed goes. When I go from the tapes, it goes well. It’s just a shame I haven’t been able to show it in a meeting yet. I was happy with how things were going apart from in the meetings.

“I was putting the work in and trying a lot of different things in the practice sessions. I felt I was going in the right direction and getting better every week.

“I think I have only raced in three meetings and done seven rides. But as far as putting yourself in the shop window goes, practice doesn’t really matter. Those seven rides are all anyone has seen of me.

“When you’re riding regularly, you could have a bad meeting on a Sunday and a good meeting on a Monday and Tuesday. Then come the next Sunday, it’s a different thing.

“When you only race on Sundays and sometimes you’re waiting a couple of weeks to go again, it’s not good if you didn’t put yourself in the shop window the week before. I feel like I just have to heal up and get back to it. Now I have to get my head down again and try and actually prove myself in Poland.”

Photo: Taylor Lanning

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