Bears apologise to fans
The Promotion at Redcar Speedway would like to apologise in advance to fans of Redcar, Sheffield and Newcastle for the makeup of the Bears team’s that will take to the track for their last two league fixtures.
Currently the Bears have an injury crisis with FIVE Bears riders on the injured list, Ben Barker, Charles Wright, Jason Garrity, Danny Ayres and latest victim Tobias Busch who suffered an horrendous neck wound caused by the starting gate tapes whilst riding in Germany at the weekend.
Promoter Kevin Keay said ” I am hugely disappointed in the way we are finishing the season but what can we do when five of our side are out injured? Our fixtures were scheduled to be over with by the play off dates in early October hence Ellis having planned to return to Australia and Jonas booking a holiday and I understand them making these arrangements. We haven’t ridden for nearly 5 weeks and the uncertainty of dates for these last two fixtures has been a nightmare. Now Sheffield have requested we attend this Thursday which means we will have to go without Jonas who planned to return for both fixtures originally planned for Sunday and Monday. I had appealed to allow us to track Jacob Bukhave, a Bears asset, but this has been turned down so we will have to go to Sheffield with 6 ‘guests’ and rider replacement which is extremely regrettable but out of our hands. I do understand fans frustration at the make up of our side and I apologise to all the fans concerned but our hands are being forced on this occasion”.
Former Bears Aaron Summers and Josh Auty will once again don a Bears race jacket with R/R for Wright. With two National League riders having to be used local lad Dave Wallinger will feature as will Joe Lawlor who impressed at Redcar recently and is possibly one for the future.
Further details will be released when known.