Claus Vissing joins the Comets
Photo by Dave PayneWed 25 Nov 2015
Claus Vissing is named as the fifth Comet in their 2016 line-up.
The Comets management are pleased to announce that the 2016 Workington line-up has taken another significant step towards completion with the signing of the hard-riding 29 year-old Dane, Claus Vissing.
He now becomes the fifth member of the Comets 2016 line-up, and the second Dane, to be announced; leaving the club with just two places left to fill in order to complete their starting line-up for next season.
The capture of Vissing has certainly enthused the Comets owner Laura Morgan, who said: “Claus is part of a refreshing new set of dynamics coming to Workington for 2016.
“He is extremely capable of increasing his 7.54 starting average and he is talking very positively about the coming season; he is clearly very keen for 2016 to be a good year for both himself and for the club. He will doubtless provide some thrilling racing for the supporters and I am really excited about the way our new side is taking shape.”
Comets team manager and co-promoter Tony Jackson added: “Claus is a rider that we have spoken to on several occasions down the years but we have not been able to accommodate him in the past for one reason or another. He has expressed a wish to ride for Workington on many occasions and this year, after a bit of negotiation, we are delighted that we have been able to reach an agreement to finally make it happen.
“You always get plenty of effort from him and he is the type of exciting rider that the Workington public love to see, so I am sure we are in for some terrific entertainment from Claus this season.
“He has plenty of experience and down the years he has registered some impressive scores at Derwent Park, right from the very first time he came to the UK when he made his Stoke debut at Workington in late May 2007; where he top-scored with 12 points from his five outings.
“Since then his performances when representing Peterborough, Somerset, Edinburgh and, more latterly Berwick, have made him one to watch out for. When he gets accustomed to his new home circuit, he should prove to be a very difficult rider to beat around Derwent Park.
“His 2015 campaign with Berwick ended before the middle of the season when he picked up a knee injury; but that is all sorted now and he is raring to get back into action and make up for lost time.”
Vissing (7.54) joins the already announced quartet of Ricky Wells (8.86), Kenneth Hansen (6.84), Adam Roynon (4.39) and Matt Williamson (3.00) on next season's team sheet, which leaves 11.87 points available for the two remaining team places in order to fit within the 42.50 points-limit.
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Last Updated : Wed 25 Nov 2015, 17:00 UK