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FORMER Eastbourne promoter Bob Brimson has handed his old club a five-figurecash boost for next season.Brimson, a hugely successful media entrepreneur, has ruled out a return tothe sport as a promoter but is backing Eagles owner Bob Dugard.He said: "Now is the time for people to step up and support Bob and theclub. I'm in the fortunate position financially of being able to do that. "(SPEEDWAY 2)

NEW Poole signing Kyle Legault is determined to help the club retain theirElite League title.Legault, who had an injury-hit season with Birmingham, is the fourthconfirmed signing for the Pirates on the back of Bjarne Pedersen, Chris Holder and Daniel Davidsson.He said: "I'm thrilled to have joined the champions and I look forward toteaming up with some great rider to try and keep that title at WimborneRoad!"

(SPEEDWAY 3)BELLE Vue have signed top Polish star Krzysztof Kasprzak and leading Dane Ulrich Ostergaard.The Aces have also revealed that skipper Charlie Gjedde, Billy Forsberg, Patrick Hougaard and Steve Boxall have agreed terms to return for another season.Club MD David Gordon said: "We see Krzysztof as the No 1 in a side that will be well balanced and Ulrich Ostergaard can do a good job in the middle order."(SPEEDWAY 4)TALENTED British youngster Ben Barker has been ruled out of Stoke's plans for next season.Barker, a revelation for the Potters this year, wanted to double-up with Elite League Coventry but the bid has been blocked.He said: "I tried everything to get the decision overturned but it wasn't to be. I feel like I've let the Stoke supporters down, I'm devastated to be honest."


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