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Dan Bewley in action at the British Final. Picture courtesy of Taylor Lanning

Rising stars of world speedway arrive in Scotland on Saturday as Glasgow hosts its first official international event.

Great Britain face Australia, Germany and Czech Republic in the FIM Team Speedway under-21 World Championship semi-final.

It’s the first time an FIM event has ever been held north of the border, and it promises to be one of the highlights of the season according to GB boss Neil Vatcher.

He said: “They’re all young guys who are aiming for the top in the sport and not one of them gives an inch or gives up – they’re all out to impress.”

Vatcher’s side is led by 19-year-old Dan Bewley, a former Glasgow Tigers and Edinburgh Moanrchs racer and one of the sport’s hottest talents. He is a British Final silver medallist.

He is joined by captain Ellis Perks, new Glasgow signing Nathan Greaves, Zach Wajtknecht and reserve Connor Mountain.

Vacher said the aim is to make the final for the second year running and Bewley will be leading the way.

He’s in fantastic form and Nathan Greaves says Glasgow is his favourite track.

The winners from this event and the other semi-final in Latvia plus the best runner-up will join hosts Denmark for the final next month.

Tapes go up in Glasgow at 7pm on Saturday.