The Isle of Wight’s Wightlink Warriors speedway team has announced the signing of a 15-year-old British Youth Champion.

Signing from Leicester, Sonny Stringer is the latest face to join the 2024 Warriors’ team as the club continues to prepare for racing at Smallbrook Stadium.

Stringer came through the British Youth system, becoming 125cc Champion in 2020 and winning the Scunthorpe Summer Series.

Isle of Wight County Press: Sonny StringerSonny Stringer (Image: Contributions)

He then moved up to the 250cc category, securing fifth and third place finishes in the British Youth Championship, before riding a 500cc machine for the time at Iwade in August 2022.

At 500cc level, Stringer picked up podium finishes in rounds at Redcar, Birmingham and Workington.

Stringer, who is originally from Kent, signed for the Warriors from Leicester.

Steve Piper, team manager at Wightlink Warriors, said: “Here is a rider I believe is going places, and, at 15 years old in his first season, he is already making his mark in the sport.

“I am so chuffed that he decided to ride for us, and he came highly recommended by our skipper, Arran Butcher.

“This lad is on top quality equipment, is full of talent and a real asset for the Wightlink Warriors. Once again, a great team is coming together.”

Sonny added: “Obviously, being a number two at Leicester, I should have gained a lot of experience already for when I race for the IW. 

“I haven’t written the track in over seven years, so a little bit of practice will be needed, but this year feels like a great year for me, and I cannot wait to meet my teammates and the fans soon.”

Speedway fans can see Sonny’s first meeting for the Warriors on June 27, as the Warriors take on the Cradley Heathens in the Vince Mapley Trophy.