Talented teenager Rowe a major coup for the Bears
The Redcar Bears promotion tonight announced Anders Rowe as a member of their 2021 side. The Swindon based 18 year old finished 3rd in last year’s British Under 21 Final at Berwick, a year after taking the silver medal in the British Under 19 Final, which took place in front of the Bears home supporters at the Media Prima Arena.
Rowe was due to start 2021 with Somerset and also had a Premiership place lined up with Swindon, but in a very unfortunate week for the teenager, he lost both places in successive days due to those club’s withdrawing from the 2021 league campaign.
However, Rowe told Bears’ centre green presenter in an exclusive interview today that he was both pleased and relieved to have signed a contract to race in the Championship with Redcar and has also confirmed recently that he has a Premiership place tied up too.
The Redcar promotion have confirmed that Anders is expected to start at reserve on a 4.27 average, alongside their ‘Rising Star’ Jordan Jenkins. After a successful 2020 racing in Poland’s 2nd division for Rawicz, Rowe certainly has the potential to add significantly to his starting average and is expected to give the Bears a very strong reserve.
Promoter Jitendra Duffill added, “We moved very quickly to tie up a deal with Anders as soon as we knew he was available. After losing Erik, we soon realised that a change in strategy was required to our team building and bringing in Anders now gives us one of the strongest reserves in the league. He has 2 years of Championship racing under his belt, plus experience of racing in Poland, so he has a lot of valuable experience for someone so young. He is undoubtedly one of the most talented young riders in Britain and he is a massive coup for us here at Redcar Speedway. We are very excited to secure his signature and I’m confident that our sponsors and supporters will be very pleased with this news.”
Duffill also confirmed that discussions are ongoing with another British rider who is hoped will start as the Bears 3rd heat leader. The promotion are remaining tight lipped about who that is, but believe he would leave the Bears with a very strong side in 2021 if a deal could be concluded.
Anders interview with Roy Clarke can be viewed on the clubs official YouTube channel, ‘Bears TV’, by visiting www.youtube.com/RedcarBearsSpeedway