Gladiators' team almost complete as Gilkes signs up
The Herald|November 24, 2021
THE penultimate piece of the Plymouth Gladiators jigsaw for 2022 has been laid with the acquisition of Dan Gilkes for the forthcoming season.
STUART JAMES

The highly-promising 19-year-old is one of the country’s hottest properties after impressing for the Kent Kings in 2021.

The Northampton-based youngster has already caught the eye of the Great Britain Youth set up and impressed everyone with his ability whilst riding for the Kent Kings in the 2021 Championship where he averaged over four points a meeting and in the National League for the Kent Royals, easily finishing as their number one rider in the National League.

With Kent declaring that they will not run a Championship side in 2022, Gladiators’ owner and promoter, Mark Phillips, quickly swooped to sign Gilkes for the Gladiators in 2022.

“Dan has great ability and promise,” Phillips said. “He has already had the experience of the Plymouth track, having ridden here competitively and in closed practice sessions.

“I am sure he will benefit enormously by riding alongside the experienced riders we have already signed.”

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