Date: Tuesday March 1, 2022
BRITISH Speedway Chairman Rob Godfrey has moved to clarify the situation regarding the availability of riders who have contracts with Polish Ekstraliga clubs.
Regulations currently state those riders can only appear in one other league but dialogue has been taking place between the Danish, Swedish, British and Polish Federations on this matter.
Said Godfrey: “I think it’s important to clarify where we are at with the situation after some incorrect claims I have seen on social media, some of which have been prompted by a rider.
“Over several months representatives of the various federations have been in dialogue regarding the ruling and agreement has been reached to restart these discussions from the summer onwards with 2023 in mind.
“I sincerely hope positive discussions can continue which result in more riders becoming available to Premiership clubs in British Speedway next year.
“Anyone who suggests Premiership clubs have blocked any rider signing for a club because the rule has been changed is completely incorrect.
“That said, I’m hoping things will work out for all parties concerned, and I believe they can, for 2023 and the Premiership can see more riders returning.”