PIRATES captain Danny King will be one of the favourites to land a second British Championship crown tomorrow – despite the event moving from his home Premiership track at Ipswich.

King enjoyed one of the best moments of his career when he struck gold at Belle Vue in 2016, now the venue for the showpiece event, set to be staged behind closed doors.

He said: “Speedway-wise, we are ready to go. The bikes have been ready since press day and I did have a spin with Poole at Leicester when we were hopeful that the season was going to start in August.

“Obviously since then nothing has happened, so I have been off the bike two or three months I suppose, until this week.

“We've been rushing around trying to get some practice in which hasn't been easy with these local lockdowns but we will be ready and raring to go.

“I will go there prepared the best I can be as always and hopefully it will be my night. This is speedway though and anything can happen certainly when you haven’t done much riding.”