Roynon: It’s going to be a great season!
Redcar’s newest recruit Adam Roynon cannot wait to resume his Bears career against Newcastle on Friday, (19:30 start) after re-joining the club in the winter as he hailed his new side as “a great team”.
The Cumbrian is in good spirits ahead of the Tyne-Tees trophy battle, “I’m more than looking forward to getting started. The team is a proper side and everything at Redcar is a welcome change from what I have experienced in the last few years, this club is going places and it’s up to the 7 riders to continue that upward trajectory.”
Roynon also believes that there is already a positive team spirit developing within the camp, “At the press and practice weekend we all had a good laugh, there’s no ego’s within the side, everyone is gelling well and Redcar is a happy place to be. 2022 is going to be a great season and that will all start on Friday.”
The former Newcastle Diamond believes Redcar have been underestimated in certain quarters ahead of the eagerly anticipated season, “Absolutely, each rider has the potential to increase their average and even if we maintain our averages I believe that will mean we have a winning team come October but there’s a lot of racing before then.”
The 33 year old does not believe previous club associations are important for the future with his first fixture coming against his last employers, Newcastle, “It doesn’t matter to me which team I am racing against, I’m there to do a job for my current team which is Redcar and anything that has happened in the past is just experienced that I have gained which I can put into practice for Redcar.”
Newcastle come into the clash with new 2022 recruits including the returning Lee Complin to British Speedway after 10 years out of the saddle. The Diamonds have also signed Bradley Wilson-Dean as their number 1 whilst they also welcome a newcomer to British Speedway in the form of George Congreve. The Diamonds have retained the services of Max Clegg, Matthew Wethers and James Wright whilst they also welcome Paul Starke into the side who has previously shown a liking to The ECCO Arena track.
The Bears welcome back 6 of their septet for their respective spells in Bears colours whilst club bosses also welcome Jason Edwards to the club for his first spell as a Redcar rider. The Bears are the current holders of the Tyne-Tees trophy after a 97-82 aggregate win back in 2019. Remarkably, from the 2 sides who competed for the trophy 24 months ago only 2 riders still line up for their respective teams in the form of Charles Wright and Matthew Wethers!
Redcar Agilia Bears.
1 Charles Wright. 8.37 Captain
2 Adam Roynon 5.08
3 Lewis Kerr 7.47
4 Kasper Andersen 5.87
5 Erik Riss 7.84
6 Jason Edwards 2.16
7 Jordan Jenkins 3.61
TM Jade Mudgway
Newcastle Advance Fire and Security Diamonds in Association with SecuriCorp
1 Bradley Wilson Dean. 8.21
2 Matthew Wethers 6.47
3 James Wright. 5.07 (C)
4 Max Clegg 5.27
5 Paul Starke 6,11
6 Lee Complin 4.00
7 George Congreve 4.00
Team manager Steve Pate