NATHAN Greaves knows he has plenty of time on his side but that doesn’t mean he’s not gunning for success at the British Under 19 Championship this evening.
The Robins reserve is the youngest rider in the field at Kent tonight, where he takes on the likes of Adam Ellis, Josh Bates and Max Clegg in a bid to add to the string of junior titles he has already won.
Greaves still has three more years to compete in the age group competition but remains hopeful of success, as the season enters its business end where he faces play-offs with both Swindon and Cradley.
“It’s just another meeting for me at the moment because I have so many big matches coming up, there’s no pressure on me to win because I’m still really young,” he said.
“I’ve got another three years left in this competition so I don’t have to win it now, I still have time, although it would be nice to win it now.
“To win it at 16 would be great, I’ve won the under 16 at 250cc and 500cc, but I think I’m the youngest rider riding in a league. I know I’m the youngest in the Elite League and I can’t think of anyone younger than me in the National League.
“It would be great to win it but it’s not a disaster if I don’t.”
Greaves admitted the Kent track is far from ideal for such a major event, but is determined to make the most of it.
“It’s a bit disappointing the meeting isn’t at a more fair track which you can actually race on, because it’s just one line really,” he said.
“It’s the same for everybody so if I’m in front it will be hard for them to pass me, so I just need to get out of the start.”