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PL Pairs Countdown - 2 days to go!
Wed 06 Jul 2016 by BSPA Press Office
Only two days to go until the Premier League Pairs takes place at Somerset on Friday evening at 7:00pm!
IPSWICH have put their faith in Nico Covatti and Morten Risager as they seek to defend the Premier League Pairs title.

The Witches triumphed at Somerset last season through Danny King and Rohan Tungate but will have an all-new pairing on display in this year's Oaktree Arena showpiece on Friday July 8th.

Captain King is unavailable as he will be in Cardiff for the following day's British Grand Prix where he is the Wild Card, whilst Tungate switched clubs from Ipswich to Somerset last winter and will now line up for the hosts.

The Witches take on Sheffield, 2014 winners Edinburgh, Rye House and Plymouth in Group B of the 23-race event, which gets underway at 7:00pm sharp following a 6:45pm parade.

In Group A, Tungate is joined by Josh Grajczonek for the hosts, whose sole success in the competition came three years ago. The Rebels take on Glasgow, six-time winners Workington, Newcastle and Peterborough – who are looking to Danish duo Ulrich Ostergaard and Nikolaj B Jakobsen to secure their first Pairs win since 1998.

Panthers co-promoter Ged Rathbone said: “I have confidence in Ulrich and Nikolaj putting on a good show. We were the underdogs last year when Ulrich was partnered by Michael Palm Toft and only an engine failure for Michael in the semi cost us a place in the final. We're desperate to win silverware this season and the Pairs gives us an opportunity to do that.”

The Pairs takes place just under a fortnight before the Panthers stage the two-day Premier League Fours weekend spectacular at the East of England Showground, featuring all 13 PL clubs. At that event, Saturday's semi-finals (July 23) take place at 4pm, with the Sunday (July 24) programme featuring an Individual event at midday and the Fours Final at 4pm.

The full weekend features a host of events and attractions, with details and tickets available at www.speedwaygb.co/plfours .

PREMIER LEAGUE PAIRS LINE-UP:

GROUP A:
Glasgow (Richard Lawson/Aaron Summers)
Workington (Ricky Wells/Claus Vissing)
Somerset (Josh Grajczonek/Rohan Tungate)
Newcastle (Ludvig Lindgren/Matej Kus)
Peterborough (Ulrich Ostergaard/Nikolaj B Jakobsen)

GROUP B:
Sheffield (Simon Stead/Kyle Howarth)
Edinburgh (Sam Masters/Ryan Fisher)
Ipswich (Nico Covatti/Morten Risager)
Rye House (Edward Kennett/Stuart Robson)
Plymouth (Jack Holder/Todd Kurtz)
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Last Updated :  Wed 06 Jul 2016, 18:38 UK
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