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'I don't know how she's put up with me to be honest' - Kerr's praise for wife Jessie

PUBLISHED: 10:02 21 October 2019 | UPDATED: 10:02 21 October 2019

Lewis Kerr - ready for his GB debut, at King's Lynn Picture: Ian Burt

Lewis Kerr - ready for his GB debut, at King's Lynn Picture: Ian Burt

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Home hero Lewis Kerr will make his debut for Great Britain on home shale on Wednesday (7.30pm).

Lewis Kerr Picture: Ian BurtLewis Kerr Picture: Ian Burt

Kerr, who has defied the odds after serious crashes in recent seasons to win international recognition, will line-up alongside King's Lynn Stars team-mate Craig Cook as GB face Denmark at the Adrian Flux Arena.

And he says the call-up is a reward for all his hard work - and the patience and understanding of wife Jessie!

"It's a huge moment for me, no doubt about that," he said. "My wife Jessie and I have been through some very tough times over the past few years. I don't know how she's put up with me to be honest, it's been a real strain on her the crash in 2015 and then another bad one in 2018.

"But when you get a call to race for your country that makes it feel a bit more worthwhile. It's obviously a very proud moment for me and the family. I'm delighted that Jessie, my son Cooper and daughter Elodie will see me race for my country."

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And Kerr insists he wants to make it a more regular occurrence now he has reached international status.

"I guess an aim for 2020 would be to hold down a test match place in the Great Britain side," he said. "I know I have the ability to also make a bigger impact in the British final. But from where I was a few years ago, I'm so happy to be at this level and racing for my country."

Former King's Lynn men Niels-Kristian Iversen and Kasper Andersen are included in the Danish side which is led by legendary four-time world champion Hans Nielsen.

Admission prices are £18 adults, £16 concessions, 16/17 years £5, Under 16s free.

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