New Aussie Kye believes he is ready

NEWS Tuesday 3rd December 2019, 5:42pm

by Mike Hunter

Young Australian Kye Thomson will make his debut in British Speedway this season in Edinburgh's colours.

He isn't yet a well known name but that is largely because of how little racing he has under his belt as yet. He comes recommended by Josh Pickering and also former Aussie rider and administrator Rod Colquhoun.

He has recorded double figure scores in the last two Aussie Under-21 finals (second behind Jaimon Lidsey in 2018) and feels it is now time to make the move to regular Speedway in the UK.

He said "I'm definitely ready, I think it is about time to come to the UK.

"I started riding speedway in 2016 at North Brisbane. I also race motocross, road racing and a bit of flat track. I haven't really ridden a lot of speedway.

"Josh Pickering is a good mate of mine, we grew up racing together in flat track. Josh has told me all about the Armadale track, I know he rides it well. I'm keen to get next season started, and I'll be over in March."

Kye will be well equipped and does have some previous experience of racing on this side of the World. He explained "I raced a World Under-21 team qualifier at Glasgow in 2018, and this year I rode in the World Under-21 Final at Belle Vue, these are my two meetings in the UK. I also raced a little in Denmark this season.

"I have bought two good bikes which are sitting over in Britain ready to go. Before I head over I've got the New South Wales Championship coming up, next weekend, and I will try to make the Aussie titles."

So Kye makes it three Aussies in the Monarchs' side for 2020 and continues the long association between our club and the men from down under.