Eastbourne Eagles’ Drew Kemp retained his British Under-19 title on Sunday.

He rode unbeaten in the final at Scunthorpe to win with a 15-point maximum.

The Eagles had two other representatives in the final – Tom Brennan, who scored eight points and Jason Edwards, six points.

Kemp, who rides in the Premiership for his parent club, Ipswich, joined Eastbourne in the winter for the 2020 Championship campaign.

However, the Covid-19 pandemic caused the season to be cancelled and now teams must look ahead.

Eastbourne Speedway director Ian Jordan was delighted for Kemp.

He said: “It was a fantastic personal performance by Drew who as defending champion showed his class and maturity to win with a 15 point maximum, as he did last year.

“We are indebted to Drew’s parent Club Ipswich for loaning him to us for the 2020 season. And with everyone in the sport seemingly wanting 2021 to start with the same format and team line-ups that we planned for 2020, we hope to see Drew in 2021 as an Eastbourne HG Aerospace Eagle.

“Both Tom and Jason, who are full club assets, had bad luck, which cost them vital points.

“They are benefitting massively from being members of the Team GB Academy, like Drew, and working hard in this truncated season.

“This experience bodes well for them and us in 2021.

“With these young talents, our four other British riders, and others waiting to develop over the next few seasons, the future looks bright.

“”We look forward to next Saturday’s British Final (September 26), where we will be represented by no less than 5 of the 16 man field.”