PANTHERS DANES BACK ON TRACK

Thursday April 30, 2020
PETERBOROUGH legend Ulrich Ostergaard is expected to be back on a bike in full practice within the next few days.

The Danish government has set strict rules on riders and mechanics going through their paces – and fellow Dane and Crendon Panthers ace Hans Andersen was on track in Vojens at the weekend.

Now Ostergaard is all set to do the same which means he will be riding for the first time in weeks.

“I’m now able to get back on a bike and practice in Denmark,” he said. “It’s under very strict guidelines like only one mechanic and you have to change in your van as the clubhouses and changing rooms are all closed.

“It’s not ideal but at least we get the chance to have a skid after not being able to practice anywhere for a while now.”

Ostergaard admits the delay to the season has been frustrating – particularly as he was relishing his return to Peterborough.

“Everyone at Peterborough was so looking forward to getting the season started and all the team get on well,” he said.

“Peterborough feels like home for me in England and the team we had put together looks strong.”

It has also been revealed that British Speedway Chairman Rob Godfrey has written to the government committee set up to look at how various sports can restart.

He’s already said the current financial climate rules out racing behind closed doors but remains hopeful of some sort of season, possibly with one home and one away Premiership league fixtures which would mean 12 in total.

Godfrey is also refusing to rule out the prospect of extending a season into November with many riders already hinting they would be happy to do that.

PETERBOROUGH SPEEDWAY are delighted to be supported by Crendon Timber Engineering as main team sponsors and City Auction Group as club sponsors.

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