PANTHERS BOSS BACKS RETURN

Thursday June 11, 2020
PETERBOROUGH boss Rob Lyon is pleased to see tracks opening up for private practice as the first step towards a UK season.

Lyon, who has yet to take charge of a Crendon Panthers side after joining the club in the winter, is staying firm in his belief that some sort of season will be possible if everything falls into place.

But he’s also issued a cautious note to remind everyone the sport is in the hands of the government.

“The governing body won’t do anything about competitive racing until they get the green light,” he said.

“My own personal opinion is that we will see some speedway racing this year.

“Any later than August will make it difficult to get league competition going but I would hope it would be earlier than that.

“The country had never seen anything like this before, there is no script for us to follow - hence why things change daily, fluid decision making as they follow the virus and its impact.

“As a sport we just need to be ready when it is time and hope that is sooner rather than later.”

Meanwhile Crendon Panthers favourite Niels-Kristian Iversen launches his season with Polish side Gorzow on Sunday.

He’s returned to the Edward Jancarz Stadium where he previously had the best spell of his career after two tough seasons with Torun.

But they have a tough start as they face reigning champions Leszno in a behind closed doors meeting.

“Now I am back at Gorzow and my focus is to go in and do my bit for the team,” he told speedwaygp.com. “I know the club pretty well and I know the fans are great there.

“I have always had a good relationship with the fans. I can’t wait to get back on track for them.”


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