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GP MAKES HOLFORD PARK RETURN
Sedgemoorwill host a World Championship Grand Prix round for a record fourth time in SL24, 14 years after they first staged a meeting in the series. The Rebels Holford Park was named as the venue for the British leg of the five round Championship, with a capacity of 66,750 the stadium is by far the largest purpose built speedway arena in the country. Itís a big boost for Rebels number one Bryan Baah, who is still looking to add to his SL17 World title, the now 29 year old has been the nearly man in recent seasonís having finishing in the top four of the GP series on five occasions since his solitary success, finishing second to fellow Brití Andy James in the most recent edition. New Forest will stage one of two final round qualifiers for the GP series, with Rugby (2nd rd) plus Ashton, Claygate and Wordsley (1st rd) involved earlier on in the campaign. Last years GP hosts Whitemoor will have to make do with the Division Two Riders Championship in SL24, Colney Hatch host the top flight version of that meeting, with Kent staging the best riders from the third tier in their title decider. The first piece of club silverware will be awarded at Cambridge, hosts of the Pairs Final in the second month of the campaign. On the track last years runners-up Newport Pagnell completed the only unbeaten pre-season with a 12 point home win over Durham, they look best placed to end New Forestís run of five consecutive league title wins in SL24. At Colney Hatch there was victory for Kent teen Christopher Blackwell in the BU19 Final, he scoring 14 to add to his semi final success of last week, the two victories his first in an individual career which promises much. He and meeting runner-Upó16 year old Malcolm Bolton (12)ówill represent the UK in this years WU19 Final.