NO SHORTAGE OF POTENTIAL AT BIRMINGHAM
BIRMINGHAM CEO Nigel Tolley believes his side is packed with potential as they continue their preparations for the forthcoming Premiership campaign.
The Brummies’ line-up is now complete following the signings of Piotr Pawlicki and Vaclav Milik earlier this week – and Tolley believes further adaptations to the Perry Barr circuit will also benefit his riders.
He said: “We know what our riders want, we think we know what will help us build more of a home track advantage and with the rebuilding and changes we’ve made, I think it’s going to suit all seven Brummies riders.
“For me, it’s a team with great potential; every single rider is starting on an average that they are more than capable of improving on and I have full belief that they can do just that.
“It’s a team that I think will bond and get better every single week and I can’t wait for March to come around now.”
BELLE Vue star Jaimon Lidsey is looking forward to visiting the Premiership’s two new venues this season.
Birmingham and Oxford have stepped up to compete in the top-flight in 2024, ensuring the league numbers remain constant despite the sad loss of Wolverhampton and Peterborough who saw their tenancy at their stadiums ended despite the clubs’ ongoing viability.
Lidsey said: “It was a massive blow to the sport to lose Wolves and Peterborough, but it’s great to see two clubs come into the Premiership to keep it at seven teams.
“I’ve never ridder either Birmingham or Oxford but I’m looking forward to going there. It’s a new experience for me and more opportunities to learn and grow.
“That’s something that I wanted to really focus on this year, and having those changes of environment I feel will keep me sharp, which is one of the reasons I’ve switched teams in Poland (to Grudziadz).
“It’s one of those tracks that not a lot of riders like and if I can get myself dialled in it’ll hopefully make me a better rider, and in turn pay dividends for me at Belle Vue as well.”
AN amended schedule for the British Youth Championship has been announced in order to avoid clashes with other sporting events.
The series will now get underway at Workington on Saturday May 11, whose Youth round will be split into two sections with July 27 remaining on the calendar.
The date for Leicester’s round has been confirmed for Saturday August 31, whilst dates for Redcar and Scunthorpe are to be finalised, along with the classes for meetings at Plymouth and Birmingham.
All classes (500cc, 250cc and 125cc) will be involved in the meetings at Edinburgh, Glasgow and Leicester.
BRITISH YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP: Saturday May 11+Saturday July 27 – Workington ; Saturday June 1 – Plymouth; Saturday June 15 – Edinburgh; Sunday June 16 – Glasgow ; Monday July 15 – Birmingham ; Friday August 2+Friday August 30 – Belle Vue ; Saturday August 31 – Leicester. TBC – Redcar, Scunthorpe.
LEICESTER will stage the 2024 Women’s Open Championship – and entries are now being taken!
The title will be decided in a one-off event at the Pidcock Motorcycles Arena, Beaumont Park on Saturday August 31, as part of a meeting which also includes the British Youth Championship.
Riders who would like to compete are asked to e-mail Neil Vatcher at firstname.lastname@example.org to register their interest.