Adam Ellis

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Adam Ellis
Adam Ellis - speedway rider.JPG
Ellis in 2016
Born (1996-03-21) 21 March 1996 (age 22)
Marmande, France
Nationality  United Kingdom
Current club information
British league Swindon Robins, Lakeside Hammers
Polish league TZ Ostrovia
Danish league Munkebo Scorpions
Career history
National League
2012–2013 Isle of Wight Islanders
2015 Birmingham Brummies
2016 Eastbourne Eagles
Premier League/Championship
2013–2014 Ipswich Witches
2018 Lakeside Hammers
Elite League/Premiership
2012–2015 Lakeside Hammers
2016 Poole Pirates
2017–2018 Swindon Robins
Team honours
2015 National League
2016 National League Knockout Cup
2017 SGB Premiership

Adam Ellis (born 21 March 1996) is a British grasstrack and speedway rider.

Biography[edit]

Born in Marmande, France, to British parents who run two pubs in Bordeaux, Ellis began grasstrack racing in 2009, going on to finish second in the 250cc French Grasstrack Championship in 2010, and winning the championship in 2011.[1][2] In 2012 he again finished runner up, and also competed in the French Speedway Championship.[3] He was mentored by former rider Matt Read.[2] He also began speedway racing in the United Kingdom, winning two rounds of the British Junior Championship.[1] He was signed by the National League team Isle of Wight Islanders as their number eight, averaging 7.61 from eight matches, and also became a Lakeside Hammers asset, making his Elite League debut in October.[1][2][4][5] After the end of the 2012 season he was confirmed in the Islanders team for 2013, as well as getting a place in the Ipswich Witches Premier League team and an Elite League contract with Lakeside Hammers.[1][6][7][8]

In May 2013 he was selected to compete in the World Under-21 speedway semi-final in Lonigo.[9] In 2017 he was made an asset by Swindon robins along with Zach Wajtknecht

Adam Ellis

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Adam Ellis", ipswichwitches.co, Retrieved 16 December 2012
  2. ^ a b c Oakes, Peter (2012) "Our Future in Their Hands", Speedway Star, 8 December 2012, pp. 33-35
  3. ^ "Speedway Hot-Gun Adam Ellis in 2nd at Mid-Point of 2012 French Speedway Championships", knfilters.com, retrieved 16 December 2012
  4. ^ Power, Lee (2012) "Hammers hopes sunk by Pirates", lovespeedway24.co.uk, 2 October 2012. retrieved 16 December 2012
  5. ^ "National League Statistics", Speedway Star, 15 December 2012, p. 34
  6. ^ Williams, Bryn (2012) "It's Seven Up!", Speedway Star, 15 December 2012, p. 33
  7. ^ "Ipswich have signed Ben Barker and young star Adam Ellis[permanent dead link]", Sky Sports, 9 November 2012. Retrieved 16 December 2012
  8. ^ "Big Season Ahead for Ellis", speedway365.com, 13 December 2012. Retrieved 16 December 2012
  9. ^ "Ellis Receives U21 Call", speedwaygb.co, 8 May 2013. Retrieved 8 May 2013