British Finalist Starke happy with Central Park move
British Finalist Starke happy with Central Park move

British Finalist Paul Starke is happy to be back in the saddle and raring to get going in the Kent Touchtec Kings’ 2020 side making its debut in British speedway’s second tier, the SGB Championship. 

Last term the 29 year old from Herefordshire starred in the division for Scottish side, the Glasgow Tigers and made it  all the way to the British Final – the biggest individual event on the domestic calendar.

Calamity struck Starke in the meeting at the National Speedway Stadium in Manchester though – crashing out in a horror accident which saw him break both wrists and bring to a sadly premature end his 2019 season.

Of the news that his team berth on the comeback trail Starke commented.“I am happy to be back after suffering those two broken wrists and hopefully in the Championship I can take up where I left off and put loads of points on the board.

“Kent is good for me.  It is full of people I already know. Chris (Hunt, co-promoter and team manager) managed me at the Isle of Wight some time ago and I know Len (Silver, co-promoter) from Rye House – he brought me in for my first opportunities at this level early in my career so we always had a connection.

“My wrists are feeling good, I feel rejuvenated and am looking forward to kicking on and being where we need to be”

That season will get underway at Central park on Good Friday – the Easter weekend being a good symbolic time for a career to rise again.