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Introducing the 2022 Gladiators

Welcome to our 2022 Championship Team, racing on Tuesday nights at the Plymouth Coliseum.

Hans Andersen

DATE OF BIRTH: 3 November 1980, Odense, Denmark.

BRITISH CAREER:

(2001-02) Poole; (2003) Peterborough; (2004-05) Ipswich; (2006-07) Peterborough; (2008)

Peterborough, Coventry; (2009) Poole; (2010) Belle Vue; (2011) Coventry, Peterborough; (2012-13) Swindon;

(2014-15) Coventry; (2016-17) Poole; (2018) Leicester; (2019) Peterborough; (2021) Peterborough, Leicester. MAJOR HONOURS: World Cup Champion: 2006, 2008; Danish Champion: 2007; Czech Golden Helmet Champion: 2008.

CLUB HONOURS:

Craven Shield winner: 2001, 2002 [both Poole], 2008 [Coventry]; League Championship winner: 2006 [Peterborough], 2012 [Swindon], 2021 [Peterborough]; Elite Shield winner: 2007 [Peterborough], 2013

[Swindon], 2016 [Poole], 2017 [Poole]; Pairs Championship winner: 2008 [Coventry], 2009 [Poole].

Michael Palm Toft

DATE OF BIRTH: 26 July 1990, Odense, Denmark

BRITISH CAREER: (2011) Scunthorpe; (2012) King’s Lynn, Scunthorpe; (2013) Plymouth, Scunthorpe; (2014) Belle Vue; (2015-16) Peterborough, Scunthorpe; (2017) King’s Lynn, Somerset, Scunthorpe; (2018) King’s Lynn, Leicester, Peterborough; (2019) King’s Lynn, Redcar; (2021) Peterborough, Redcar.

CLUB HONOURS: League Championship winner: 2012 [Scunthorpe], 2021 [Peterborough]; Four-Team Championship winner: 2018 [Peterborough]; Knock-Out Cup winner: 2019 [Redcar].

Edward Kennett

DATE OF BIRTH: 28 August 1986, Hastings, Sussex.

BRITISH CAREER: (2001) Rye House, Mildenhall; (2002-03) Rye House, Rye House II, Eastbourne; (2004) Eastbourne; (2005) Rye House, Poole; (2006) Rye House, Eastbourne; (2007) Poole; (2008) Eastbourne; (2009-11) Coventry; (2012) Coventry; (2013) Swindon, Berwick; (2014) Birmingham, Rye House: (2015-16) Lakeside, Rye House; (2017) Poole, Rye House; (2018) Rye House; (2019) Ipswich, Eastbourne; (2021) Eastbourne; (2022) Plymouth.

MAJOR HONOURS: British Under-21 Champion: 2005, 2007.

CLUB HONOURS: League Championship winner: 2005 [Rye House], 2010 [Coventry]; Premier Trophy winner: 2005 [Rye House]; Knock-Out Cup winner: 2008 [Eastbourne].

Ben Barker

DATE OF BIRTH: 10 March 1988, Truro, Cornwall..

BRITISH CAREER:

(2003) Oxford II, Trelawny II; (2004) Oxford II, Coventry II; (2005) Oxford II, Exeter; (2006)
Somerset, Stoke II; (2007) Stoke; (2008) Stoke, Coventry; (2009-10) Coventry; (2011-12) Plymouth, Birmingham;
(2013) Birmingham, Ipswich; (2014) Birmingham, Plymouth; (2015) Berwick, Peterborough; (2016) Glasgow,
Ipswich; (2017) Rye House, Redcar; (2018) Redcar; (2019) Peterborough, Redcar, Scunthorpe; (2021) King’s Lynn,
Newcastle.

CLUB HONOURS:

League Championship winner: 2005 [Oxford II], 2010 [Coventry]; Four-Team Championship
winner: 2006 [Stoke II]; Craven Shield winner: 2008 [Coventry]; Knock-Out Cup winner: 2016 [Glasgow].

Alfie Bowtell

DATE OF BIRTH: 23 January 1997, Chelmsford, Essex.

BRITISH CAREER: (2015) Rye House II; (2016) Mildenhall; (2017) Newcastle, Lakeside; (2018) Lakeside; (2019) Eastbourne; (2020) Plymouth.

Harry McGurk

DATE OF BIRTH: 4 March 2004, Bradford, Yorkshire.

BRITISH CAREER: (2019) Cradley; (2021-22) Belle Vue II.

HONOURS: : British 125cc Champion: 2011

Ben Morley

DATE OF BIRTH: 10 March 1994, Southend, Essex.

BRITISH CAREER:  (2009-10) Rye House II; (2011) Rye House, Hackney; (2012) Rye House II; (2013) Kent; (2014) Lakeside, Kent; (2015) Redcar, Kent; (2016) Lakeside, Rye House, Rye House II; (2017) Rye House, Lakeside; (2018) Lakeside, Isle of Wight; (2019) Eastbourne, Isle of Wight; (2021) Kent; (2022) Kent.

HONOURS: Pairs Championship winner: 2015 [Kent]; National League Riders’ Champion: 2015, 2018; Four-Team Championship winner: 2016 [Rye House II].

Dan Gilkes

(currently injured)

DATE OF BIRTH: 21 May 2002, Northampton, Northamptonshire.

BRITISH CAREER:  (2019) Kent; (2021) Kent, Kent II.

HONOURS: National Trophy winner: 2019 [Kent].