Nathan into battle for Kings
Nathan into battle for Kings

The last King to arrive via Battle was a known as a Conqueror – and Kent Speedway’s latest young recruit, announced today, Nathan Ablitt is looking to do likewise in his debut National League [NL] season.

Remarkably the youngster from Sussex has 10 years’ experience on a Speedway bike – extraordinary as the teenager is only 14 years of age! Turning 15 next March allows Ablitt to start his NL racing career at more or less the earliest opportunity with the Speedway season at Central Park Stadium opening at Easter in late April. And Nathan will arrive at a track he first rode as a 12-year-old in the middle of the 2016 season in pre- meeting and interval rides, as a twice British Youth Champion.

The terrific teen’s first national title came in the 150cc ‘box’ category in 2017 when he went through the card in every qualifier and in the final, remaining unbeaten all season to take the title. Last year Nathan moved up to the 250cc class to taste the glory of a British title again. And his youth racing exploits have taken him onto the Continent too, progressing to the final of the European 250cc individual Final and being the only unbeaten rider (winning all six of his heats) in the 250cc European Pairs event last July.

He is very keen to get going in 2019, he said: “I’m so pleased to have signed up for the Kings, Len (Silver) and Chris (Hunt) have been hugely supportive and I can’t thank them enough for giving me this opportunity. Riding at reserve alongside Daniel Gilkes, who I know from the Youth racing scene, is exciting too – and seeing what an awesome line up has been put together at Kent for the new season, it’s brilliant to be involved. I turn 15 just in time to get going in senior Speedway and I can’t wait to be honest”.