Perry earns Great Britain U21 call up

KYLE Newman has been ruled out of the Great Britain team for the World Under-21 Team Cup semi-final which takes place this Sunday at the Raceway at Lakeside.

The unlucky Newman suffered a small fracture to his collarbone in a crash at Ipswich on Thursday, and his place goes to Dudley’s Tom Perry – ironically a team-mate of Newman at Somerset.

GB co-boss Phil Morris said: “It’s a blow for us and big shame for Kyle that he has had to withdraw, and we wish him all the best for a speedy recovery.

“But I’m sure Tom will be determined to take his chance, he’s having a great season and rode so well in the British Under-21 Final so this is a real opportunity for him.”

The gates at the Arena Essex Raceway will open on Sunday at 2.30pm with the parade of riders scheduled for 4pm and the first of the 25 races at 4.15pm. There are large free car parking areas at the Raceway

The Lakeside Hammers are pleased to advise fans that normal Hammers Elite League prices for this FIM meeting will apply. These are: Adults – £17, Senior Citizens, Students and Disabled – £14, Unemployed and Children aged 17 and 18 – £12 and children aged 6 to 16 inclusive – £3. Children under 6 will be admitted free of change provided they are accompanied by a paying adult. Proof of age or status will be asked for at the pay booths. Hammers Season Ticket holders are reminded that their Season Tickets will not be valid for this meeting.

Tickets will be available on the day from the pay booths but they can also be purchased in advance online via the Lakeside Hammers website at

The Arena Essex Raceway, the home of the Lakeside Hammers, is located on the Essex side of the Dartford River Crossing east of junction 30/31 of the M25 on the A1306. It is sign posted ‘Arena Essex’.  The postcode of the Raceway is RM19 1AE.