Speedway might have a brand new superstar, and his name is Dan Bewley.
If you’re going to announce yourself on the world stage by winning your first Grand Prix, then there is no better place to do it than at home and Bewley blew the roof off Cardiff’s Principality Stadium by becoming the first British racer to win there in 15 years.
He has been getting better and better all season long but he took his game to new levels and delivered a result for the ages in front of over 20,000 fans in what was the 20th staging of the British Grand Prix in Cardiff.
Some of the sport’s biggest legends were paraded before the race and now Bewley sits among them. Whatever happens in his career from now on, and if he continues his current trajectory it’s going to be a pretty good one, he will always be a British GP winner.
He was the fastest man in the field early on but that doesn’t always mean you end up on top, and he lined up in the final against Patryk Dudek, double world champion and current series leader Bartek Zmarzlik and second-placed Leon Madsen.
With a rough track throwing up plenty of problems it was always going to be important that he made a good start but even he probably didn’t dream of how good it would be.
He charged into the lead from the first corner and didn’t look back, delivering four laps of speedway perfection to send the British fans into pure pandemonium.