Starting Average: 5.30Josh Bates L

Date of Birth: 1 February 1996
Place: Barnsley. South Yorkshire

British Career
2012-13: Mildenhall (NL)

Club Honours
2012: NL Knock Out Cup Winner (Mildenhall)
2012: NL League Championship (Mildenhall)
2012: NL National Trophy (Mildenhall)

Individual Honours
2011: 4th 250cc British Championship
2011: Amateur Scunthorpe Summer Series Champion (250cc)

Additional Information
Josh had never been on any type of motorbike until the beginning of 2010, when he got his first 125cc speedway bike. After a few months of practicing on this he was ready for a 250cc, which he got in June 2010. After a few more months of practice Josh entered the 2011 250cc British Championship, where he finished 4th overall. As well as competing in the British championship Josh rode in the amateur summer championship at Scunthorpe which he won and he also competed in the 250cc world championship in Sweden. In January 2012 Josh started riding a 500cc for the first time.
2013: Despite missing several meetings with a recurring shouder injury Josh played his part in Mildenhall taking the NL Grand Slam, added 2.30 to his average and was named Rookie of the Year at the End of Season Presentation Night.

Website: tbc

Photo courtesy of and copyrighted to Jeff Higgott.