Wonderkid Ashton Boughen admits that “experience” is the key as he joins up with the Great Britain squad.

The 16-year-old is part of the national team which competes in the FIME Under-23 Team Semi-Final in Pardubice, Czech Republic this weekend.

The Norfolk kid is in a potential-packed line-up with Tom Brennan, Jordan Jenkins, Anders Rowe and Leon Flint.

Boughen said: “It’s good to get another call-up and get another chance after competing at the U19 Pairs last year at the same track.

“Everyone wants to represent their country. It’s good to get in now and hopefully I can stay in the national team for when I’m older as well.

“It’s good for me at this age to race abroad competitively. The experience is vital.

“It’s all going well for me so far. I’m racing in three leagues and for my country.

“As far as I’m concerned, I just need practice and as many laps as I can get. I just want to race more and keep improving as much as I can.

“It’s always going to be hard. It’s never easy to come in and score big. My only goal is just to get better.”

Boughen has made a rapid rise in the sport over the past couple of seasons and is clearly pragmatic about the task ahead.

He added: “It’s been tough at times but I know that you have to have failures to improve.

“I really appreciate being part of the Great Britain set-up. I’ve been involved in a few calls and it’s now about doing it on the track.”