SWINDON Robins heat leader Adam Ellis believes an improving youth scene in British speedway is a result of high management standards.

Ellis completed his first season as a senior rider last term after celebrating his 22nd birthday in March.

While that means the Marmande-born racer can no longer work with Team GB youth boss Neil Vatcher, Ellis insists his time spent at under 21 level has helped him to reach the level he is competing at today.

The British prospect received a boost this winter when linking up with Polish giants Stal Gorzow as one of their junior riders. 

“When I first came over (in 2012) we were not good at all at the junior level," said Ellis. 

“Tai Woffinden and Lewis Bridger were strong, but no one was there to take over their role.

“Now we have the likes of Robert Lambert and Dan Bewley.

“The youngsters in British speedway are in a good place, we have more promising riders.

“But it’s important not to put them under too much pressure.

“There is nothing worse than being built up to being the next Jason Crump or Tony Rickardsson.

“It’s best to let everyone go about their business.”