Bears to track the same team in 2021
The Redcar Agilia Bears’ promotion have confirmed that they will track the same 1-7 in 2021, thanks to the backing of the club’s sponsors and its supporters. A change to the sport’s regulations over the winter could interfere with these plans, but that seems very unlikely with several promotions already stating similar intentions to those of Redcar Speedways.
All 7 riders have pledged their commitment to the Bears for 2021 and permission has now been granted by their respective promotions for that to happen. Co-promoter Jitendra Duffill has stated the support of the club’s sponsors and supporters as being the main reason for this being possible.
“I have to emphasise that the reason we have been able to make this call is due to the support we have had from our sponsors and fans. Their backing has given us some financial stability over the Covid hit 2020 season and because of that, we can comfortably commit to Championship League speedway in 2021” said Duffill.
A few weeks ago, the promotion announced that all 7 of the Bears main sponsors had pledged their continued backing of the club for 2021. Erimus Insurance Brokers, Hartburn Garage, SG Petch Middlesbrough, Ecco Finishing Supplies, Town & City Management and Media Prima will all continue as club partners , with Agilia Infrastructure Partners remaining as title sponsor.
Duffill again expressed the promotions gratitude, “We can’t thank our sponsors and fans enough for their support and understanding this year. The continued pledge of support from our partner sponsors, along with the vast majority of our other sponsors and season ticket holders rolling over their commitments, has left us in a position where we can comfortably plan for 2021: because of that, we have been able to commit to the same side that we signed for 2020”.
The news is expected to be received well by the club’s sponsors and supporters alike, after the cancellation of the 2020 season left them wondering ‘what might have been’ The septet of Charles Wright, Erik Riss, Michael Palm Toft, Jordan Stewart, Kasper Andersen, Jordan Jenkins and Joe Lawlor were tipped by many to challenge for silverware and this news gives them something positive to look forward to.
“All 7 riders took no convincing at all. They have always made it very clear to me that they wanted to be at Redcar next year and I told them months ago that they could count on our commitment to them in return. I’m pleased that we can now make our intentions public and I can tell you that all 7 of them can’t wait to race for us in 2021” finished Duffill.