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Introducing the 2023 Gladiators

Welcome to our 2023 Championship Team, racing on Tuesday nights at the Plymouth Coliseum.

Kyle Howarth

DATE OF BIRTH: 11 February 1994, Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester.

BRITISH CAREER:

(2009) Scunthorpe II; (2010) Bournemouth, Somerset; (2011) Belle Vue II, Edinburgh, Belle Vue; (2012) Poole, King’s Lynn, Workington; (2013) Poole, Swindon, Workington; (2014) Coventry, Workington; (2015) Coventry, Swindon, Workington; (2016-19) Wolverhampton, Sheffield; (2021-22) Sheffield, Leicester; (2023) Sheffield, Plymouth

CLUB HONOURS:

Knock-Out Cup winner: 2012 [Poole]; League Championship winner: 2016 [Wolverhampton], 2017 [Sheffield]; Pairs Championship winner: 2017 [Sheffield], 2018 [Sheffield]; League Cup winner: 2022 [Sheffield].

Richie Worrall

DATE OF BIRTH: 23 September 1991, St Helens, Merseyside.

BRITISH CAREER:

(2011) Newcastle, Scunthorpe II/Sheffield II; (2012) Lakeside, Newcastle, Stoke; (2013) King’s Lynn, Newcastle; (2014) Belle Vue, Ipswich: (2015) Somerset; (2016) Belle Vue, Glasgow; (2017-18) Poole, Edinburgh, Glasgow; (2019) Poole, Leicester; (2021) Belle Vue, Edinburgh; (2022) King’s Lynn, Leicester; (2023) Plymouth.

CLUB HONOURS:

 Premier Shield winner: 2011 [Newcastle], 2013 [Newcastle]; League Championship winner: 2011 [Scunthorpe II/Sheffield II], 2018 [Poole], 2019 [Leicester]; Knock-Out Cup winner: 2012 [Newcastle], 2015 [Somerset], 2016 [Glasgow]; League Cup winner: 2012 [Newcastle]; Elite Shield winners: 2019 [Poole]; Championship Shield winner: 2019 [Leicester].

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; (2022) Ipswich, Plymouth; (2023) Plymouth.

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].

Paul Starke

DATE OF BIRTH: 18 November 1990, Hereford, Herefordshire.

BRITISH CAREER: (2007) Buxton; (2008-09) Plymouth; (2010) Plymouth, Rye House, Isle of Wight; (2011) Isle of Wight; (2012) Isle of Wight; (2013) Berwick, Dudley; (2014) Birmingham, Somerset, Cradley; (2015) Poole, Somerset; (2016) Leicester, Somerset; (2017) Poole, Somerset, Peterborough; (2018) Belle Vue, Glasgow; (2019) Glasgow; (2021) Ipswich, Kent; (2022) Ipswich, Newcastle, Oxford.

HONOURS: Conference Trophy winner: 2008 [Plymouth]; Knock-Out Cup winner: 2008 [Plymouth], 2013 [Dudley], 2014 [Cradley], 2015 [Somerset], 2017 [Peterborough]; National Trophy winner: 2009 [Plymouth]; National Shield winner: 2013 [Dudley], 2014 [Cradley]; League Championship winner: 2013 [Dudley], 2014 [Cradley], 2015 [Poole], 2016 [Somerset]; Four-Team Championship winner: 2013 [Dudley], 2014 [Cradley], 2017 [Peterborough]; Premier Shield winner: 2014 [Somerset], Elite Shield winner: 2015 [Poole]; League Cup winner: 2016 [Somerset].

Dan Gilkes

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

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

HONOURS: National Trophy winner: 2019 [Kent].

Ben Trigger

DATE OF BIRTH: 27 May 2006, Plymouth, Devon.

BRITISH CAREER:   (2021) Leicester II; (2022) Plymouth II; (2023) Plymouth.

HONOURS: British 500cc Youth Champion: 2021.

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