On behalf of myself and Redcar Speedway I would like to thank and apologise to the fans who attended the British Semi-Final last night. We had a 50 minute delay after a nasty incident in heat 1 involving all 4 riders, 2 of which required lengthy treatment and a trip to hospital. A county ambulance had to be called for Jason Garrity.
After heat 9 a spectator took very ill and required attention from the track paramedic, with another county ambulance being called to transfer him to hospital. This resulted in a further delay of 35 minutes. After this, the meeting ran swiftly with the help of SCB referee Michel Breckon, the competitors and our track staff, taking the meeting to its full conclusion of 20 heats.
I’d like to send my sincere thanks to all those who attended on the night for your patience and understanding. Every meeting so far this year at Redcar has run quickly and without complications and I would doubt that anyone is more disappointed, sorry and upset about the delays than I am. I hope you understand that the events that occurred last night were out of our hands and a result of very unfortunate circumstances. The safety and well being of the injured riders and poorly spectator were of paramount importance and had to take priority. We send them all our best wishes.
I’d also like to express my thanks and gratitude to the medical staff of Medics UK, who acted professionally and with great competence under stressful conditions. They were a credit to their profession.
Thanks so much for your understanding and patience and I hope you will accept my sincere apologies.
Promoter, Redcar Bears Speedway