Plymouth Devils track to stage British Under-21 Championship
THE new Plymouth Devils promoters have been given an early season boost with the St Boniface Arena being selected to stage the semi-final of the British Under-21 Championship on Saturday, March 16.
The meeting will see riders competing for qualifying places in the under-21 final, to be held at Dudley on April 23. The full line-up is due to be announced during February.
Devils co-promoter Ashley Taylor said: "We had intended to stage our official practice on March 16 with the opening meeting taking place on Friday, March 22.
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"But we are delighted to have the opportunity of staging the under-21 event, which will round off a full day with the practice still going ahead during the afternoon from 1pm to 4pm.
"The semi-final will feature the traditional 20 heats plus a semi-final and final. So that will be 22 races and we will get under way at 7pm, which should see us finish before our 9.30pm curfew."
British Youth co-boss Neil Vatcher said: "After weeks of uncertainty of finding a venue for this event, we are now excited about taking it to the Devon track.
"We know that Plymouth are a well-supported club, and would like to think that there will be a good turnout to support the British youngsters in this early-season fixture."
The under-21 meeting is an addition to the originally announced fixture list, and the Devils are still attempting arrange a challenge match on March 22 before tackling West Country rivals Somerset in a two-legged fixture the following weekend.