NEXT ACTION: PIRATES V ROBINS
British U21 runner-up Adam Ellis makes a swift return to Wimborne Road on Bank Holiday Monday (May 1st 6pm) with his new club Swindon.
Ellis, a regular Pirate in 2016 where he won 19 of his 45 league rides, improved on his 2016 U21 performance by claiming the silver medal behind new champion Robert Lambert and his Dorset track experience will undoubtedly put him in good stead for the Robins who have another former Pirate, Jason Doyle, heading their outfit.
Unfortunate not to be crowned world champion last season after injury ruled him out Doyle has been in excellent form this season and was unstoppable in the few heats he rode in the Darcy Ward Invitational before the meeting was abandoned.
The Robins have also brought out the best in David Bellego who was a thorn in the Pirates side during the Easter Sunday encounter between the two clubs whilst Nick Morris has also been in electric form this year. Bradley Wilson-Dean, Emil Grondal and Zach Wajtknecht complete the visitors' seven as Poole revert. Like Ellis, Wajtknecht competed in the U21 final and looked at ease when he won his final ride of that night.
Lewis Kerr, who missed the Pirates defeat at Rye House returns to the fold whilst Nicolai Klindt has switched venues with Rasmus Jensen for their Speedway European Championship semi-finals, so that he can ride in England for this meeting. Klindt will now seek qualification to the SEC Finals on May 6th in the French round at Lamothe Landerron .
Pirates: Hans Andersen (Capt), Jack Holder, Krzysztof Kasprzak, Lewis Kerr, Brady Kurtz, Nicolai Klindt, James Shanes Team manager: Neil Middleditch
Robins: David Bellego, Jason Doyle (Capt), Adam Ellis, Nick Morris, Bradley Wilson-Dean, Emil Grondal, Zach Wajtknecht
up to and including Saturday 19th August