Two matches in two days for Comets!
Photo by Dave PayneThu 26 May 2016
Starting tomorrow, the Comets face two more tough Premier League fixtures in two days but with over 400 miles between them!
Friday evening sees the Comets in search of Premier League points at the tight St. Boniface Arena racetrack; home of the Plymouth Devils, who this week announced the signing of Australian Champion Brady Kurtz as their new number one – just in time for the Comets visit!
Comets co-promoter and team manager Tony Jackson said: “As several people have said, that is just typical of our luck, but to be fair if they had not signed him they would have had a guest at number one and at least he won't be fully familiar with the circuit just yet. So, at the end of the day, it is still seven riders against seven riders and we will be going there looking to pick up something from the match – as we always do.”
The Comets go into the fixture at full strength and actually feature three former Plymouth riders within their ranks, all of whom will be hoping to make their knowledge of the Plymouth track count.
“We have Ricky Wells, Rasmus Jensen and Adam Roynon, who have all ridden for the Devils in recent seasons, although to be fair Adam only rode in a handful of meetings for them last season,” added Jackson.
“Ricky rode there in 2011 while Rasmus rode for them in 2013 and in 2014; in fact Rasmus is actually a Plymouth asset and is riding for us on loan from the Devils this year.”
Following the meeting at Plymouth on Friday evening the riders all have to travel back up to Workington to be ready for what promises to be an enthralling encounter at Derwent Park on Saturday evening (7:00pm start) when the in-form Sheffield Tigers visit the Comets in a Premier League clash.
Just as Workington are set to do at Plymouth, the Tigers visit Derwent Park with three former Comets in their line-up; Captain and number one, Simon Stead, who has always been a big favourite at Derwent Park, Comets asset Kyle Howarth and, at reserve, Nathan Greaves; who rode for the Comets last season before crashing at Derwent Park in mid-June and breaking his right leg just above the ankle.
“The Tigers have been in great form this season, and in addition to the three former Comets in their side they have two riders that only last weekend, qualified for the three-round World Under-21 Final; Englishman Josh Bates and French youngster Dimitri Berge.
“All in all it has the ingredients of an absolutely brilliant speedway meeting and one that will have every point keenly contested – definitely a meeting not to be missed,” said Jackson.
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Last Updated : Thu 26 May 2016, 23:53 UK