Season opening press day on the horizon

There was good news and bad news for Somerset speedway fans.

With the Cases Somerset Rebels season-opening press day on March 18 looming large on the horizon, it is a case of good news, bad news for the Somerset fans regarding the day as club promoter Debbie Hancock explains.

She said: “The good news is that we have had what amounts to be a record number of season ticket holders compared to recent years, but with virtually all of them confirming they are able to attend the afternoon rider introduction session, plus the number of sponsors and special guests, it means we will not have the capacity to admit non-season ticket holders to the afternoon rider introduction session.

“We will, however, open the turnstiles an hour earlier than normal at 5pm ahead of our evening match against a Swindon Robins Select side in order that our other supporters can meet the 2016 team before they head out on track for the match itself.”

With three riders racing for both Somerset and Swindon this season, league priority will be observed which means Rohan Tungate and Charles Wright will line up for the Rebels Select, with Josh Grajczonek racing for the Robins Select.

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Swindon regulars Justin Sedgmen and Stefan Nielsen will join Doyle, Morris and Grajczonek along with club asset Darryl Ritchings and one rider to be confirmed.

“We were aware that there was a degree of uncertainty over the last 24 hours regarding Doyley and Nick, but it has been confirmed they will both be racing at Somerset for the Swindon Select side.” Hancock continued.

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