Kennett aims for Cardiff once more

TWO-TIME British Grand Prix wild card Edward Kennett is determined to return to Cardiff in 2010 with victory in this season's British Championship Final.

TWO-TIME British Grand Prix wild card Edward Kennett is determined to return to Cardiff in 2010 with victory in this season's British Championship Final.

The Coventry asset has taken the silver medal two years in a row, but is keen to claim top spot on the podium for the first time next term.

Kennett's second places behind Scott Nicholls in 2008 and Chris Harris this year were enough to earn him the No.16 race jacket for the last two Millennium Stadium showpieces.

Having notched just four points on both appearances, the 23-year-old is itching for another chance to prove he can compete with world speedway's finest in the white heat of Cardiff.


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But first, Kennett knows he must finish as the highest-placed non-Grand Prix rider in the British Final, which is rumoured to be taking place at either King's Lynn or Birmingham in 2010.

He said: “I've never been British champion and that's what I would like to do. I'll be giving it a good go wherever the meeting is held.

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“I hope to be off to Cardiff again for another go and we'll definitely be more prepared next year than I was this season. I still haven't found what I need there, whether it is a problem with the set-up or just me. I'll have to look at it because I need to change something.”

Kennett was heavily linked with a permanent World Championship wild card berth for 2010, but the series organisers opted to give the places to Freddie Lindgren, Hans Andersen, Chris Harris and Tai Woffinden.

Despite his disappointment at missing out on an SGP spot, the Team Great Britain international is certain he will get his chance if he continues to progress at home and abroad.

He said: “They went with Chris again, which is probably a good move because he is British champion and the best British rider at the minute.

“My time will come, I'm sure. I will just carry on the way I am, keep changing a few little bits and continue working hard abroad.

“I'll be back at Grudziadz in Poland and I'll be doing the German league as well. I'm not going to start in Sweden but perhaps if I get an offer halfway through the year, maybe I can go out and do some meetings.

“I'll obviously be pushing for the Grand Prix qualifiers again. I'd love to have another go at that and there are plenty of things for me to look forward to in 2010.”

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