Kerr: We are starting to get into our groove!
Redcar’s Lewi Kerr believes the Bears are beginning to find their groove around the Ecco Arena as he fired a warning to Redcar’s Championship rivals ahead of the clash with Birmingham this Friday (7:30pm start), “We are all starting to come together now, we had a good win against Plymouth who are one of the best sides in the league so I don’t see why we can’t hit a big score at home in the near future.”
Kerr is pleased with his start to 2022, “I’ve had a couple of bike problems at home but we’ve solved them now. I scored 11 points at Newcastle on Sunday and overall, I’m happy with how I’ve started the campaign.”
The 2021 Silver Helmet winner is aiming to be as consistent as possible, “I’m aiming for double figures out of every meeting this season, that’s my target and then we go from there!”
The Kings Lynn star also reserved special praise for the Bears promoters, “I’m loving my time at Redcar and I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else! The promotion gives a lot back to the supporters which is really important and they are also really forward thinking which is really refreshing. Redcar is such a great place to be!”
Redcar are back at full strength for the SGB Championship clash as Jason Edwards returns to the septet after going through the card in the British under 21 semi-final at Mildenhall on Sunday. Erik Riss will be hoping to continue his scintillating start to the season with another double figure score against his former side.
On the other hand, Birmingham are forced to run rider replacement in the absence of James Shanes who is forced to sit out after suffering concussion whilst riding in a grasstrack meeting this past weekend.
The Brummies are led by their new skipper Ashley Morris, he is joined by Claus Vissing, former Bear Josh Auty and Stefan Nielsen who guested for the Bears last season and won the rider of the night award! Birmingham have also recruited James Pearson who is widely tipped for a strong future in the sport. The second city’s side is completed by the current British champion Adam Ellis who recently described the Ecco Arena as his favourite track on the planet on the Humans of Speedway podcast!
Redcar Agilia Bears.
1 Charles Wright. 8.37 (C)
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
Curtis Sport Birmingham Brummies in association with Tolley Badges
1 Claus Vissing 8.43
2 Rider Replacement for James Shanes
3 Josh Auty 7.42
4 Ashley Morris 4.68 (C)
5 Adam Ellis 7.47
6 Stefan Nielsen 4.52
7 James Pearson 4.00
TM Laurence Rogers