Stead misses out on GB World Cup squad
11:29am Wednesday 20th June 2012 in Sport
THREE Swindon Robins riders are through to the semi final stages of Grand Prix qualification for the 2013 series.
Skipper Hans Andersen (9) and Troy Batchelor (7) both scraped through from their qualifier in Tarnow, Poland on Saturday in a meeting won by Martin Vaculik.
And Peter Kildemand (8) snatched the last qualifying place from his meeting in Gustrow, Germany. Former Coventry man Przemyslaw Pawlicki won the meeting on 12 points.
Andersen said: “Well, that was a tough day at the office but the most important thing was that I got through. Now it’s on to the next round.”
THERE is no place for Swindon's Simon Stead in the Great Britain line-up for the FIM Monster Energy Speedway World Cup next month.
GB boss Neil Middleditch has named GP star Chris Harris, Coventry colleague Scott Nicholls, Wolverhampton’s Tai Woffinden and Birmingham skipper Danny King.
Great Britain face a tough battle at the King’s Lynn’s Norfolk Arena on Monday, July 9 when they line up against Australia, Czech Republic and Germany.