ROUND FIVE of the British Youth Championships at the Abbey Stadium will go ahead as normal, the BSPA have confirmed.

The staging of tomorrow’s meeting – which will take place after Swindon Sprockets complete their challenge fixture against Kent Kings – was plunged into doubt following Sam Norris’ horrific crash at Glasgow last weekend.

Norris, 15, suffered a serious brain injury and was placed onto life support following his crash last Sunday.

British speedway youth boss Neil Vatcher admitted Sunday’s meeting will prove to be an emotional one, and he hopes supporters turn out in force to show their support to the youngsters.

He said: “In light of the injury to Sam Norris last weekend, this weekend will be very emotional, but all the riders are keen to show Sam their support by putting on a good show on track.

“The quality of the Youth Championship now is that the Belle Vue Colts number one Jordan Palin will be competing, along with fellow National League riders Dan and Joe Thompson and Harry McGurk.”

In total, 37 riders will compete in Sunday’s competition at the Abbey Stadium – which is expected to get underway at 6pm.

Tickets are £10 and include the earlier Sprockets vs Kings inter-county challenge meeting.