TEENAGER Tyler Govier has been unveiled as the latest addition to the Buxton Hitmen line-up.
The 16-year-old joins the experienced Tony Atkin in the squad for the 2013 season.
Govier has been riding speedway since 2009 but sold all of his grasstrack equipment the following year to buy a second speedway bike and enter the British Under-15 Championships, finishing fourth in the series.
Although he started 2011 full of confidence a nasty accident early in the season at Poole left him on the sidelines for the majority of the year with a broken leg.
After an intensive winter of training he rode in the Anglia Junior League with Mildenhall and the Coventry Mercia Vikings in the Midland Development League last season but suffered with mechanical problems.
Govier also competed in the British Under-16 Championships finishing joint fifth with Adam Ellis, his best result of the season at Scunthorpe with a third spot.
Hitmen boss Jayne Moss said: “The time is right now for Tyler to make the step up to the National League and we are pleased that he has chosen Buxton as the place to do that.
“He has invested in some new machinery for the coming season and has sold his older equipment and replaced them with two Elite League standard bikes.
“He will also continue to race for the Coventry Mercia Vikings in the Midland Development league which can only help his progress in the National League.”
Govier said: “I am delighted to have signed for Buxton for the 2013 season and really hope to push on from here and go as far as I possibly can in the sport.
“I would like to thank the Buxton management for making this happen for me next year and am really looking forward to riding for them.
“I do have one main aim for next season which is to try and stay to my three-point average and anything else I get will be a bonus.
“I believe that racing in the National League is a big step in my career and is a stepping stone to my future dream of being a world class speedway rider.”