Friday December 12, 2014
BIRMINGHAM Brummies will have a double world champion in their side next season after snapping up brilliant youngster Zach Wajtknecht.

Wajtnecht, 16, is already being tipped for big things as he prepares to make his National League bow having twice won the Junior Grasstrack World Championship.

The Bristol-born teenager also triumphed in the 250cc British Championships on the shale in 2013 and will now graduate to senior racing with the Brummies.

Having already snapped up Adam Ellis as their No.1, the Perry Barr outfit have made a spectacular start to their team building for their return to the track in March.

Phil Morris, the club’s former team manager, has been working on team building until a new boss takes over.

And he said: “I’m highly delighted to have Zach on board, I’ve followed his career closely and he has what it takes to enjoy a very successful speedway career.

“I’m not able to take charge of the team because of my other committments, but I’m hoping to leave them in good shape for whoever takes over as manager.

“With Adam Ellis and Zach I don’t think we could have made any better start to our team building plans.”

And Wajtknecht is delighted to be riding for Birmingham ahead of what promises to be an exciting season.

He said: “I’m looking forward to being part of a club like Birmingham with a lot of fans, and I hope I can do a good job to give them plenty to shout about during the season.

“It would be great if we could have a good season in my first year riding in the National League, so hopefully we will have a strong team and can be challenging near the top of the League for the title.”

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