PANTHERS CHIEF WORKING ON DATES

Thursday July 16, 2020
PETERBOROUGH co-promoter Colin Pratt is working with the club’s landlords at the East of England Arena for dates should a new season be able to start next month.

British Speedway bosses issued a statement which suggests hopes have been raised by the latest government easing of restrictions and they expect speedway to be able to start in August.

And in an ironic twist, Stock Car promoters have confirmed the green light has been given for racing to resume with an event planned at Ipswich later this month with a crowd permitted.

It means club chiefs haven’t given up hope of staging racing this year and Pratt has confirmed dates would be available for a shortened league campaign.

He said: “The Showground is opening up shortly, and a lot of shows that were to have run during the lockdown period are being transferred to later in the year.

“At the moment those are plans being put into place rather than definite, because it’s still all subject to government policy and also local regulations.

“We will be working with the Showground and I am being kept informed of what dates would be available for speedway, if restrictions allow.

“We would always be subject to health and safety guidelines, although we do have a great deal of open space regarding entrances, the pits and so on, which would help us.

“If we needed a one-way system for example, we could do that, but it’s all about what restrictions are in place, and whether it’s feasible for everyone.”

Meanwhile Rohan Tungate opened up his Polish League season with a stunning 13+2 paid maximum for Lodz on Sunday in their 57-33 win over Daugavpils.

Tungate travelled back to his Polish base from Australia to prepare for the new season and will commute to Britain for Peterborough meetings.


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