14th Dec, 2017

Kemp ranked top 30 in the world after reaching Championship semi-final

CYCLE SPEEDWAY: WOLSTON-based Lee Kemp managed to reach the semi-finals of the World Cycle Speedway Championship in Adelaide.

The youngster, who travelled down under as part of Team GBs world championship plans, reached the semi final stage of the sport’s most prestigious competition before exiting having scored seven points in the semi-final.

Up against reigning world champion Bartek Grabowski in his opening ride – as well as Aussies Joel Chadwick and Ryan Edson – Kemp finished fourth in his opening ride before defeating Ewan Hancox in his second to claim two points.

The world championship final dream appeared over in heat 11 though as another last place meant Kemp required two wins in his final rides to qualify.

Another tough race against former British Champion Zac Payne and Poles Dawid Bas and Kamil Bielica resulted in just a point for Kemp.

His final ride saw him pick up third place ahead of Adam Bozejewicz.

The Grand Final – which features Coventry racer Myke Grimes – takes place on Saturday night.

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