Bears delighted to announce three more riders!
Redcar Bears are delighted to announce the Jonas B Andersen, Mikkel B Andersen and Theo Pijper will join the Bears for the 2018 season – joining Ben Barker who was announced last month.
Jonas, who will enter his fourth straight season as a Bear, comes into the team on a 6.48 average. The Dane has been a very popular part of the Redcar setup over the last few season, and it would have been strange not seeing him lineup as a Bear for this season!
Mikkel B Andersen, 21, is the younger brother of Jonas and represented Denmark in the World U21 Team Cup final this year scoring a respectable 6 points. He has been on the Bears radar for a little while, and will come into the side on an assessed 5.20 average.
The final man named tonight is Dutchman Theo Pijper. Theo rode 9 meetings for Edinburgh last season, attaining a 4.23 average meaning he will start the season at reserve. Theo is looking forward to the new challenge in 2018:
“I feel it’s great promotion to be part of and any time I’ve been down I’ve been made very welcome. I have 2 completely new bikes so I’m committed and I have my determination and hunger back for racing – I hope it proves to both me and the team to be beneficial starting at reserve. If there’s one thing about me that’s the fact I’ll always give 110%. With a wife and 3 children getting points is how I make money so I aim for plenty of them – points make prizes!”
With four riders all signed up, that leaves 3 to go who will be announced in the new year. We would like to wish all our fans, riders and sponsors a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year!