RIDER NEWS: World Champion Bentley confirmed for 2017 Laurels

One name already pencilled in for the 2017 Laurels on September 3rd is World Junior Champion, Shane Bentley, who aims to spend a few weeks in Poole to sharpen up in preparation for the World Championships.

Shane’s association with the Dorset club goes back several seasons, and the chance to compete against top British and Polish stars at Harbourside will give him a good opportunity to assess his chances when he moves up from Junior to Senior “Worlds” level racing a little later in the year.

Whitsun Sunday has been the traditional staging time for the Ade Gale “Laurels”, but the change of date is to accommodate the British Club Championships, which will be staged at Newport, Poole and Horspath over the Bank Holiday weekend.