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Team GB v Rest Of World
Monday 17th February 2014
by Mike Hunter
Newly installed Team GB boss Alun Rossiter has selected his first lineup, which will race against a Rest of the World team in the Ben Fund Bonanza at Leicester on Sunday 9th March.
The side is Tai Woffinden, Lewis Bridger, Chris Harris, Danny King, Craig Cook, Kyle Howarth, Ritchie Worrall, Ben Barker.

It will be the opening meeting of the 2014 season. Rossiter was at pains to stress that this is his first side of the new era, the door isn't closed to any rider.

"Managing Great Britain, of course it has always been an ambition of mine, progressing from riding, team managing, representing your country at the highest level is always a feather in anyone's cap.

"There's a lot of negativity around, too much negativity in my eyes, we're not as bad as people make us out to be. We just need to be a little bit more upbeat about ourselves, a bit more positive.

"I like to be upbeat otherwise there is no point in doing it. I've got to sit down with the chairman, we've already spoken a bit, but I want to discuss what we can do. I want to do something as a team but I need to know what the boundaries are, what we can and can't do.

"I've given Tai the captaincy, I just thought that Bomber didn't have the best of seasons last year and so I've taken the pressure off him to let him focus on himself a little bit. He's back in the Grand Prix and now he can worry about getting himself in the right frame of mind instead of worrying about everybody else.

"I've not been to Leicester so the Ben Fund meeting will be a new experience for me. I've heard good things about it. I think the team we will be tracking has potential, it has a bit of youth and a bit of experience, and an important thing to say is that the door isn't shut to anybody else.

"This is my first official fixture and I want to stress that I'm not excluding anyone."
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