TEENAGE star Fraser Garnett faces a last-minute race against the clock to overcome injury and take his place in the finals of the 2019 World Cycle Speedway Championship.

The Poole Comets star is bidding to be fit for the event, which takes place in Poland from July 24 until August 17.

Garnett, 17, sustained a shoulder injury in a training accident at the Baiter Park circuit and was taken to hospital where x-rays confirmed he had broken his right collarbone.

At the time of the accident, the youngster was enjoying his best season to date, having added the Welsh Open Championship to the Dash Trophies and Dave Lanning Junior Laurels titles he won earlier in the year.

In a fight to speed up the healing process, Garnett travelled to Ipswich for treatment with leading sport’s physiotherapist Brian Simpson.

Now on his way to recovery, Garnett has returned to light training. He will test his fitness by riding in a round of the National Championship at Norwich on Saturday.

If passed fit, the Comets racer faces a tough three-week spell in Poland where he will also ride for Wales in the World Team Cup, the World Pairs Championship and the World Under-18 Junior Championship.

Added to this, he is also named in the Team GB squad for a Test series against Poland and the Federation Cup.

Garnett is not the only Poole rider chasing world gold in Poland.

Ben Mould, Wil Bristowe and Nathan Goulden will be taking part in the men’s events while Macie Schmidt and Maddie Saunders will be looking for success in the women’s competition.

Schmidt will be looking to add the women’s world title to the women’s under-16 title she won in Australia last year.

Comets are back in action at the Harbourside raceway on Sunday, when they take on Birmingham (2pm).