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Race-day Update - Comets v Newcastle (PL)
Photo by Dave Payne
Sat 06 Aug 2016 by Comets Press Office
Tonight at 7:00pm Derwent Park hosts another potentially thrilling Premier League fixture when the Comets take on the highly-fancied Newcastle Diamonds, which is the subject of our special ‘Summer Promotion' where all adults are admitted for the reduced price of JUST £10 for this evening's meeting.
Additionally, our summer ‘Kids for a Quid' promotion is now in full swing so ALL children aged 5 to 15 inclusive are admitted for JUST £1 for the duration of the school summer holidays. Under-fives are admitted FREE of charge, as always.

Newcastle include one of Team GB's World Cup silver medal winners from last Saturday; Robert Lambert in their side. The 18-year-old teenage sensation, who also rides for parent club King's Lynn in the Elite League, occupies the number one spot in a Diamonds side that also includes Steve Worrall, and both he and Robert Lambert were the track reserves at last month's Cardiff GP – although neither rider actually got to take a ride.

With the Diamonds in-form skipper Ludvig Lindgren and Matej Kus also in their top five they have a very solid looking septet and it is clear why they are rated so strongly by many pundits.

Both the Comets and the Diamonds are at full-strength for this evening's clash where the Comets will be looking to repeat their 50-42 victory over their nearest rivals that they achieved back in April in their League Cup group meeting.

The forecast is for a dry evening and following their Premier League fixture the junior riders from each side will also be going head to head in a six-race Northern Junior League fixture.

The teams line-up this evening as follows:

Workington ‘Thomas Armstrong' Comets
1 Ricky Wells (captain) 8.48
2 Mason Campton 5.63
3 Kenneth Hansen 7.40
4 Rasmus Jensen 6.06
5 Claus Vissing 8.27
6 Adam Roynon 5.29
7 Matt Williamson 3.39

Newcastle ‘Sapphire Engineering' Diamonds
1 Robert Lambert 8.51
2 Victor Palovaara 5.25
3 Matej Kus 6.81
4 Ludvig Lindgren (captain) 7.42
5 Steve Worrall 8.41
6 Lewis Rose 5.12
7 Danny Phillips 3.00

Referee: Dave Watters

Northern Junior League
Workington Meteors
1 TBA (500cc)
2 Lloyd Ditchburn (500cc)
3 Kieran McCoy (150cc)
4 Liam Little (125cc)

Newcastle Gems
1 Jack Flynn (500cc)
2 Dale Pate (500cc)
3 Archie Freeman (125cc)
4 Jack Wright (125cc)
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Last Updated :  Sat 06 Aug 2016, 09:41 UK
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