BRUMMIES SIGN YOUNG BRIT TALENT

Sunday November 26, 2017
BIRMINGHAM have made a club record signing.

Leon Flint is still only 14 but becomes eligible for National League action when he turns 15 in February.

As the 250cc National Champion it’s no wonder he was coveted by most other clubs - but Brummies won the race for his signature.

An excited Flint said: "I'm so pleased with what I've done on the 250s but the 500s don't faze me at all.

"In fact, the faster I'm going, the better I feel and whenever I have rode the 500s I felt even more confident.

"I ride it hard, I attack it even more and racing just gives me a buzz like nothing else does.

"After having such an amazing 2017 season, moving up into the National League is another huge step in the right direction for me and 2018 is going to be another massive year.

"I've only ever been to Birmingham once but I was impressed by the whole set-up from the moment I got there and now David Mason is in charge, I think it's only going to get better.

"I'm just hoping I can come in, settle down pretty quickly and be a key rider for such a big club like Birmingham."

Owner David Mason believes adding Flint alongside the already confirmed Danyon Hume is a major coup for the Brummies.

He said: "Three-pointers are so, so important in team building - but good ones are like gold dust.

"Your likes of Drew Kemp and Jason Edwards were probably the two standout riders on that average for next season because they've already had National League meetings under their belt.

"But for me Leon is a match for those two guys and I think this is brilliant for Birmingham Speedway.

"He is undoubtedly one of the stars of the future who has already achieved a lot at such a young age.

"But I've followed his progression at youth level and it really is quite spectacular to be honest.

"Signing Danyon on his average and getting a three-pointer in like Leon is an absolute dream start to our plans for next season.

"Now we just have to wait for the AGM to be arranged so a points limit can be set, then I can sift through my many permutations and we can crack on with the rest."

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