Sam Masters aims to step up to Elite League permanently

Sam Masters
Masters joined Premier League side Somerset Rebels in 2009

King's Lynn reserve Sam Masters has targeted regular Elite League action after scoring five points in the Stars' 48-42 win over Belle Vue Aces.

The 20-year-old Australian also rides for Somerset Rebels in the Premier League, but shares his number six berth at King's Lynn with Martin Risager.

He told BBC Radio Norfolk: "I've been gating good in the Elite league and I thought the gating would be harder.

"I think [opponents] are just smarter and every rider is going to be harder."

He added: "Reserves [in the Elite League] are number ones in the Premier League so it's real hard but it's good fun."

Wednesday's home win over Belle Vue took King's Lynn to third in the Elite League table.

After securing a heat win and two third-placed finishes in four races, Masters said: "It's only my second meeting at this track so let's hope I can get used to it more.

"It was good to beat a hard team and get a couple of points.

"I'm in the Premier League now but hopefully next year I can go a little better in the Elite League."

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