ROYAL Wootton Bassett racer Anders Rowe is set to make his senior Team GB debut against Denmark on Wednesday when the two nations meet in a challenge match at King’s Lynn’s Adrian Flux Arena on Wednesday.

The 17-year-old – who is originally from Weymouth in Dorset – moved up to Wiltshire with his family in the hopes of forging a successful career in speedway and signed for Kent Kings before being snapped up by Somerset Rebels almost a year ago.

Having developed at an exciting rate under the watchful eyes of Swindon boss Alun Rossiter and Somerset team manager Garry May, Rowe has now been presented with an opportunity to represent the senior GB side in Wednesday’s one-off clash.

Speaking to Speedway GB, the Bassett resident explained how excited he is to finally be given his chance as well as discussing the new GB set-up that aims to promote promising British youngsters.

He said: “There’s so many young riders coming out of Poland and Denmark. But I definitely think we can compete.

“The new GB set-up is so good, it’s taking us all to a new level. I believe it will help create a new generation of champions.

“It’s so well organised and thorough. We are taught every aspect of racing, the financial side right through to machinery set-ups and what you eat.

“It’s so professional and it’s great to be part of it.

“It was hard not to get picked for the World Under-21 Team final at Belle Vue earlier in the season, but it’s good now I’ve finally got my chance.

“It’s a great opportunity to win some races for Great Britain, but I know it will be tough.”

Elsewhere, British Speedway has been given a breath of fresh air after the news that Eurosport has bought the rights to live coverage and highlights for the next five years.

Beginning at the start of the 2020 season, Eurosport will broadcast live coverage from 18 rounds across the domestic SGB Premiership season as well as highlights from every round being shown on their free-to-air channels Quest and DMAX.