Profile

Full name: Daniel Robert King

Date of Birth: 14th August 1986

Birthplace: Maidstone, Kent

Height: 1.68m (5’6”)

Weight: 60.3 Kg (9.5 stone)

Marital Status: Married to Clara

Children: Two sons, Logan (born November 2013) and Casey (born May 2016)

Hobbies: Golf and Darts

Favourite Food: Steak & Chips

Favourite Drink: Tea

Ideal Night Out: A quiet meal out with Clara and the kids

Favourite Music: Wide variety really, 80, 90’s and modern day

Favourite Film: Armageddon

Favourite Football Team: Chelsea & Peterborough United

Favourite Country visited: America (Florida)

Favourite Sports Personality: Mohammed Ali

Favourite Speedway Riders: Mark Loram & Tony Rickardsson

Most respected rider: I respect all those I race against

Favourite Tracks: Peterborough and Belle Vue

First Speedway experience: Sittingbourne at the age of 12

First race: Peterborough Pumas aged 15

Injuries to date: Broken leg and collarbone, broken sternum and ribs

Most Embarrassing Speedway moment: I once flipped my bike during a wheelie celebration

Speedway Ambition: To become World Champion

Previous UK Clubs: Peterborough Pumas CL 2001 – 2003, Swindon Sprockets CT 2002, Ipswich BLC 2003, Mildenhall CL 2003 – 2004, Reading PL 2003, Arena Essex PL 2003, Ipswich EL 2004 – 2006, Rye House PL 2005, Mildenhall PL 2006, Peterborough 2007-2008, Ipswich 2009-2010, Birmingham 2011-2014, Coventry 2015-Present, Ipswich 2015-Present.

Current Clubs: Great Britain – Coventry Bees (Sky Sports Elite League), Ipswich Witches (Premier League)

Current Equipment: GM engines tuned by Flemming Graversen, Stuah frames, Fuchs Silkolene Lubricants, Bell Helmets, Smith goggles, Seven gloves, Maliniak suits and covers

Career Honours

British Champion 2016

Peterborough Speedway Rider of the Year 2007

Team GB World Under 21 Team Final Silver medallist 2007

Rye House Rockets – 2005 Premier League Champions

British Under 18 Champion 2004

Peterborough Pumas – 2002 Conference League Champions

British Junior Grasstrack Champion 2000