TOM'S EURO TRIP CONTINUES
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After a string of tricky meetings for Britain's sole European U21 Finalist, Tom Brennan, he looks to build on a crucial handful of meetings in Europe to finish his European season on a high in Lamothe-Landerron, France.
Brennan has been trying to solve a number of thing's in himself and equipment in this unpredictable 2020 season, trying to learn as much as he can as he goes along. The Eastbourne number 4 has competed in Pardubice for the Golden Ribband scoring 8 points and then continued to take his place in the restaged European U21 Final in Gdansk earlier on in the week. Tom scored 4 points after struggling to add any points to his race card in his first 3 heats before hitting a pivotal point in the meeting where he picked up a win in heat 15 ahead of Daniel Klima, Mateusz Ciernak and David Pacalaj. He then recorded a third place behind the meetings winner and third place rider, Marcus Birkemose and Alexander Woentin, to finish the meeting 12th.
Tom now continues his travels to France to take part in a French league meeting for Lamothe-Landerron on Saturday 17th and then competes in the French Championship the following day.
"I'm excited to get to France and hopefully end my European season on a high. It will be good to do my own thing without any pressure on me and properly enjoy racing again without the stigma of the prestigious meetings I've been competing in recently. It's been tough this season because there's no continuous racing for me to do and every meeting I've done is what would have been the most important meetings of a normal season. Not only am I racing abroad against the World's best Under-21 riders but they are also riding week-in week-out in Poland and Sweden against each-other. However, I can't solely blame that for my performances recently as I've been struggling to find something that works for me in the pits and on track. I've also been trying to change a lot in how I ride which contributes to one of the most crucial parts of Speedway I just unfortunately have a few bad habits that I'm using this time to iron out. It's hard to do hard meeting after hard meeting and keep your head up because I'm not racing enough to get those race wins that would put me back into that mindset of winning. However, I believe this is a huge part of me making that step I need to make to be successful in speedway and after that race win the European Under-21 Final I believe I'm getting back on track and look to continue that at Lamothe. I've ridden there before way back in my 250 days so it will be good to put a few laps in around there again. I can't thank Neil and Jackie enough for helping me with this opportunity as well as Christophe Goret. Also to all my mechanics, sponsors and supporters for being behind me all the way. "