Danny King (speedway rider)

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Danny King
Born (1986-08-14) 14 August 1986 (age 30)
Maidstone, England
Nationality  England
Current club information
British league Leicester Lions/
Ipswich Witches
Career history
2001–2003 Peterborough Pumas
2002 Swindon Robins
2003 Arena Essex Hammers
2003 Reading Racers
2003–2004, 2006 Mildenhall Fen Tigers
2004–2006, 2009–2010, 2015, 2017 Ipswich Witches
2005 Rye House Rockets
2007–2008 Peterborough Panthers
2008 Ostrów Wlkp. (POL)
2011–2014 Birmingham Brummies
2014 Lakeside Hammers
2014 Newcastle Diamonds
2015, 2016 Coventry Bees
2017 Leicester Lions
Individual honours
2004 British Under 18 Champion
2016 British Champion
Team honours
2005 Premier League Champion
2005 Premier Trophy Winner
2002, 2003, 2004 Conference League Champion
2003 Conference KO Cup Winner
2007 Elite Shield Winner
2015 Premier League Pairs Champion

Daniel Robert "Danny" King (born 14 August 1986) is a British speedway rider.[1]

Career[edit]

Born in Maidstone, King began his career in 2001 with Peterborough Pumas. He has raced for Ipswich Witches, Birmingham Brummies, Lakeside Hammers, and Coventry Bees in the Elite League.[1] His brother Jason was also a speedway rider.[1]

In 2007 he finished fifth in the British Championship and qualified as a reserve for the 2007 British Grand Prix. In September 2007, King was selected to represent Great Britain for the 2007 Under 21-World Cup Final.

King captained the Birmingham Brummies in 2011, when the club were accepted into the Elite League.

On 13 June 2016 King became British Champion for the first time in his career.[1][2]

Honours and international competitions[edit]

Speedway Grand Prix[edit]

1 SGP, 7 points.[1]

Others[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Rider Index", speedwaygb.co. Retrieved 24 March 2017
  2. ^ Damerell, Richard (2016) "Danny King wins British speedway final at Belle Vue", Sky Sports, 14 June 2016. Retrieved 24 March 2017
  3. ^ "Coventry Bees star Danny King helps Great Britain secure silver at Speedway World Cup Final", Coventry Observer, 3 August 2016. Retrieved 24 March 2017