Danny King (speedway rider)
14 August 1986 |
|Current club information|
|British league||Leicester Lions/
|2003||Arena Essex Hammers|
|2003–2004, 2006||Mildenhall Fen Tigers|
|2004–2006, 2009–2010, 2015, 2017||Ipswich Witches|
|2005||Rye House Rockets|
|2008||Ostrów Wlkp. (POL)|
|2015, 2016||Coventry Bees|
|2004||British Under 18 Champion|
|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|
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. His brother Jason was also a speedway rider.
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.
Honours and international competitions
Speedway Grand Prix
1 SGP, 7 points.
- Individual U-21 World Championship
- Team U-21 World Championship:
- Speedway World Cup
- "Rider Index", speedwaygb.co. Retrieved 24 March 2017
- Damerell, Richard (2016) "Danny King wins British speedway final at Belle Vue", Sky Sports, 14 June 2016. Retrieved 24 March 2017
- "Coventry Bees star Danny King helps Great Britain secure silver at Speedway World Cup Final", Coventry Observer, 3 August 2016. Retrieved 24 March 2017