Tom wins British U21 Title

Tom Brennan is the new British Under-21 Champion.

The Eastbourne HG Aerospace Eagle clinched the title tonight (July 16) at Redcar.

Fellow Eagle, Drew Kemp was second.

Brennan, a former Hassocks schoolboy who turned 20 earlier this month, put in a dominant performance.

He was unbeaten in the 20 qualifying heats.

After every rider had taken four rides, Brennan and Kemp were unbeaten and tied at the top of the leader board.

They met for the first time in heat 19 with Brennan passing his Eastbourne team-mate early on and then pulling away to victory.

It meant Brennan and Kemp were seeded direct to the final.

And when the big showdown came, Brennan made a swift start to power on to the title while Kemp just edged a massive fight with Dan Gilkes to take second place.

Dan Gilkes, Tom and Drew

Eastbourne’s Jason Edwards finished on ten points.

Nathan Ablitt, who is due to make his home debut for the Eagles on Sunday (July 18), was injured when crashing in his third ride after tangling with Brennan.

The club understands Ablitt has rib injuries and will update on his condition when information becomes available.

Next Arlington action – Sunday, July 18 – is a double header.

Eastbourne v Leicester (Championship) and Eastbourne Seagulls v Leicester Cubs (National Development League).

Admission by advanced tickets only which can be purchased here.

Image credits: Speedway GB & Young Lions Speedway