Blödorn ready for British debut!
British newcomer Norick Blödorn is ready to impress the Redcar faithful as he makes his speedway bow in Britain at the Media Prima Arena this evening, (19:30 start).
Blödorn has been waiting for his British chance and he believes the longest running individual meeting in speedway is the ideal place to start, “I have always wanted to come to Great Britain for racing and now I have got the opportunity and I think it is very good for me to start with an open meeting.”
The German youngster would like the opportunity to race on these shores, “I really would like to race in the British league. However, the only problem I have is that I have a contract in the Polish League so I can only ride in two more leagues but you never know what the future may bring and riding in these meetings is very important to gain more experience of different tracks.”
Blödorn also represented Germany at the Speedway Of Nations but he is under no illusions about the level of competition, “Friday will be my first meeting in England so I just want to enjoy the racing. I believe it will also be a completely new experience and I am really looking forward to it but you can be sure I will try my best!”
The 85cc 2018 World Cup winner does not believe UK tracks will be an issue for him, “The tracks are a lot different compared to Poland and Germany. However, I do not think it will be a big deal for me but I also don’t know what I should expect from myself at the Silver Helmet!”
The lineup that has been assembled by the Redcar promotion is a fantastic one with stories everywhere you look! From Chris Harris looking to add to his title haul to Ty Proctor looking to reinvigorate his career there is plenty to look forward to at the Media Prima Arena this evening.
The American ace Luke Becker makes his Media Prima Arena debut as he makes an extremely rare appearance on a Championship track whilst the dangerous Leon Flint comes into the lineup for Ben Barker. Another change sees Leicester’s Zaine Kennedy replace Jordan Jenkins whilst Erik Riss makes a welcome return to Redcar.
3 Bears (Charles Wright, Lewis Kerr and Jake Allen) are represented in the lineup and they are sure to receive strong home support from the vociferous Redcar fans. Interestingly, the last Redcar winner of the meeting was the Bears skipper Charles Wright back in 2017 in what was his second Redcar spell, another of tonight’s competitors, Aaron Summers finished runner-up on that occasion.
The 2021 winner will take over the crown from Sam Masters who won the event back in 2018 with the 2019 meeting being cancelled due to rain on the night.
Fans who cannot attend the event are encouraged to live stream the event for £9.99 at www.redcar-speedway.com/tv
1 Paul Starke (Ipswich & Kent)
2 Zaine Kennedy (Leicester)
3 Lewis Kerr (Kings Lynn & Redcar)
4 Aaron Summers (Berwick)
5 Norick Blödorn (Unattached)
6 Ty Proctor (Unattached)
7 Chris Harris (Peterborough & Birmingham)
8 Josh MacDonald (Scunthorpe)
9 Luke Becker (Wolverhampton)
10 Kyle Howarth (Sheffield & Leicester)
11 Jake Allen (Ipswich & Redcar)
12 Jye Etheridge (Belle Vue & Berwick)
13 Simon Lambert (Scunthorpe)
14 Charles Wright (Belle Vue & Redcar)
15 Erik Riss (Kings Lynn & Birmingham)
16 Leon Flint (Berwick & Wolverhampton)