THE draw has been made for the Elite League Riders Championship which is being staged at King’s Lynn on Thursday September 25 (7.30pm).
Stand-in skipper Maciej Janowski produced a true captain's innings as the Pirates staged their own version of the "Great Escape" to claim a 48-42 win on the night against a gallant Wolverhampton side.
It took Poole 12 heats before they could edge ahead in this meeting on a night when the only home race winners were Janowski (4), reserve Kyle Newman (2) and the highly entertaining guest Lewis Bridger (2) whilst the visitors chose their cover riders most astutely with Chris Harris and Rory Schlein serving them well whilst Lasse Bjerre was supporting the scorers by making some jet-propelled starts to make things as difficult as possible for the Pirates who are still chasing that top spot in the league table.
Poole's first visit of the week to the home of the Lakeside Hammers saw them fail to gain any league points in a truncated, rain-affected meeting. The contest was abandoned after 10 heats with the 35-26 score in favour of the home side, standing.
SUNDAY'S scheduled World Speedway League meeting in Zielona Gora, Poland, has been postponed because of a waterlogged track.
The 9th round of this season's Grand Prix championship finished with the overall top three riders all nursing injuries and the current world number 3, Niels-Kristian Iversen also facing the prospect of an early end to his campaign.
Poole Speedway's season has been rocked by the decision of the Federation Internationale Motorcycliste (FIM) to indefinitely suspend their skipper Darcy Ward from all racing engagements following his failed alcohol test prior to the Latvian GP.
The Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) has advised SGP rider Darcy Ward that he is provisionally suspended (with effect from August 28) pursuant to Article 7.5 of the FIM Anti-doping Code.
Tonight's meeting between Poole Pirates and Eastbourne Eagles has been postponed due to a waterlogged track.
A revised staging date will be announced in due course
POOLE’S ‘Fast Track’ reserve Kyle Newman retained his Belgium Golden Helmet Championship today at Heusden-Zolder.
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