Bears swoop for Lunna
Redcar Ecco Finishing Bears have signed Finnish star Nike Lunna who will make his debut for the Bears in Thursday’s fixture away at Sheffield. Lunna will replace German Tobias Busch in the side as they try to climb off the bottom of the championship table.
Co-Promoter Kevin Keay said of the change: “After recent defeats something had to be done. Whilst I couldn’t sign the big hitter I wanted I was made aware of Nike’s return to fitness and he’s a rider who can excite the crowd and score way above his average. He rides Redcar really well and is capable of good away scores so he comes into the side and will add a bit of a character at the same time.
I’m sorry to see Tobias go as he’s a way better rider than he thinks he is but there was an issue at Edinburgh which I couldn’t overlook . When Tobias’s head was right he scored well, particularly at home but his attitude to away fixtures wasn’t right so we’ve moved for Nike. Tobias has been particularly unlucky with injuries in his time with the Bears when everything is right for him he’s a class act and we wish him well for the future.”
The Bears will have to field two guests at home to Sheffield on Friday as the Andersen brothers are both recalled to Denmark to ride in a domestic league fixture. Mark Riss of Ipswich will come in for Jonas and Gino Manzares will replace Mikkel .
“With 6 teams already competing on Friday the choices were some what limited but we’re very pleased with the riders we have managed to acquire.”
Friday’s match will be followed by the Northern Junior League 500cc Riders Championship as a ‘second half ‘ event with Gavin Parr representing the Redcar Erimus Cubs against the best riders in the league.