Tofty back on track
Michael Palm Toft returned to the Media Prima Arena shale this past weekend as he stepped up his preparations for a busy 2021 season. Palm-Toft, who will be riding for Peterborough as well as the “Agilia” Bears was in good spirits as he returned to the shale after 13 months off a bike, “I’m very much looking forward to the season, I’ve been doing a lot of running, biking and hard labouring so in terms of my fitness I think I’m pretty much there”. .
Palm-Toft has ridden for eight clubs during his 10 year British career and will be looking to add to his three major British club honours he has achieved whilst riding in the United Kingdom. The 30 year old will be a key cog in the Bears septet and will play a vital role in any success the club will have this season.
Redcar’s Danish UK based heat leader also discussed his aims for the upcoming season. “I’m wanting to stay as a heat leader for the Bears and hopefully put a couple of points on my average. I would like to aim for the number 1 race jacket over the course of the season but Charles is also going very well at the moment but it certainly will be a good battle between us! Most importantly, I just want to enjoy racing after so long off the bike and I just can’t wait to feel a bit of normality again.”
“Tofty” was also bullish about the Bears chances in 2021. “We are definitely contenders for the league and I don’t see why we can’t retain the KO Cup. We have a solid team throughout, I know the promoters expect things from us and it’s our job to work our socks off and perform! I also believe we have signed a solid replacement in James Sarjeant for Kasper (Andersen), James is a good gater and a solid rider who also has a lot of experience. I also believe we will have really strong reserve pairings throughout the season”.
Michael Palm-Toft signed off with a message for the Bears fans, “I can’t wait to see you all at the track as soon as it is allowed!”