TEENAGE ace Jack Parkinson-Blackburn has been boosted after receiving three huge pieces of news.

The 16-year-old has been chosen by Young Lions bosses to represent Great Britain in the FIM Youth Speedway 250cc World Championships in the Czech Republic in August.

But after hearing of his selection, Revolution Speedway stepped in quickly to pledge their support to JPB's World Championship venture.

He has agreed to be supported and backed by their race team and all parties have been working together closely behind the scenes to ensure he has the best chance possible of maximising the opportunity.

Not only that, but this Friday ( July 21 ) he is one of ten British youngsters who has been selected to take part in the Speedway Grand Prix Academy at Cardiff's Principality Stadium.

After a tough meeting for Birmingham at Mildenhall on Sunday , it's just what the West Yorkshire racer needed ahead of Wednesday's National League meeting at home to Stoke.

Said Parkinson-Blackburn: "Friday's going to be amazing and I've already heard plenty of good things about the SGP Academy.

"It's going to be a great experience and I'll learn a lot while I'm there too.

"It will be quite surreal at first being on the Cardiff track but it goes without saying I'm really looking forward to it.

"I also can't wait for the 250cc World Championships either.

"It's brilliant to be selected and it means people are keeping an eye on my performances.

"Rob Painter from Revolution Speedway has been doing loads behind the scenes and he brought the bikes for me to test at Mildenhall on Sunday .

"After a bad meeting, it was great to go out and have a spin on my own and even at Mildenhall's track the bikes worked really really well.

"Revolution Speedway are doing so much to help riders in British Speedway and I'm chuffed to bits that they want to work with me as well.

"They're serious about helping me achieve something big and I'm equally as excited to be working with them and I can't thank them enough for their faith and backing"
Rob Painter, Revolution's Race Team Director, said: "Revolution Speedway are absolutely delighted to be working with Jack in this year's FIM 250cc World Championships.

"He's a rider that we believe has fantastic potential and someone that we have kept a close year on since he made his racing debut.

"We are hugely excited to be part of the FIM 250cc World Championship and we'll be working as hard as we can to give Jack the best chance possible of making it on to the rostrum."


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