Redcar v Ipswich preview – Thursday 26th July – 7:30pm
Redcar Ecco Finishing Supplies Bears look to get back to winning ways, as they host the Ipswich Witches at the Media Prima Arena on Thursday night (7:30pm start).
The Bears struggled in their last home meeting, losing heavily against Edinburgh, although they restored some pride last Thursday with an excellent point away at this weeks visitors Ipswich. Bears manager Jade Mudgway was pleased with his sides efforts on the night:
Last Thursday, we were away at Ipswich, where we knew it was going to be our best chance to get some away points. We did our best to come away with the win, which was a definite possibility, and managed to run them close, coming away with one league point. I was very happy, as every one of our riders fought for every point they could get. Right from the get go, we knew we could do it and although it took us a couple of races to get the set up right, we worked as a team, talking and helping each rider. We even had the only promoter in the league who is dedicated enough to get his hands on some spanners, with Kevin Keay helping Dimitri!
The Bears also rode well at Somerset on Friday on the Championship Pairs. Ben Barker and Thomas Jorgensen gave a great account of themselves, and Mudgway was pleased with the spirit shown:
Then on Friday night at Somerset, we had Ben and Thomas showing the battling spirit, only just missing out on the finals of the Pairs on countback. This spirit is something I really try to base our team on. If our riders can give everything they have in every race wearing the Bears race jacket, then win or lose, we will be proud Bears!
The Bears return to full strength for this weeks clash with Ipswich, with Tobias Busch returning to the side after his enforced injury lay off. It’s an all changed lineup for Ipswich after some team changes, but they do contain a few familiar faces. Ex-Bear Coty Garcia will ride at reserve alongside David Wallinger, who is a regular in the pits at the Media Prima Arena. Ty Proctor, a rider who certainly knows the fastest way around the Teesside track, guests for Ipswich in place of the injured Danny King whilst they are led by a rejuvenated Rory Schlein. Mudgway is looking forward to a good nights racing:
This week will be a hard night of racing and we are not expecting Ipswich to give us an easy ride. Redcar is a very fair track, so we need to stay on our toes and get on them right from the start. The last home meeting here was one very much to learn from and move on, but we are certainly looking to make up for it this week.
Redcar: Ben Barker, Tobias Busch, Dimitri Berge, Jonas B Andersen, Thomas Jorgensen, Mikkel B Andersen, Jordan Stewart
Ipswich: Rory Schlein, Cameron Heeps, Nico Covatti, Mark Riss, Ty Proctor, David Wallinger, Coty Garcia