SPEEDWAY News

SHEFFIELD Tigers have launched their team building plans by signing Danish rider Klaus Jakobsen on a full transfer from Stoke.Jakobsen has been keen to join the Owlerton club for some time and the announcement will be followed by news of more 2012 signings within the next 24-hours.Sheffield co-promoter Neil Machin said: “I’ve been interested in signing Klaus for a year or so and when the opportunity arose I took it.“He comes to us on a full transfer and we’re delighted. He’s a young rider and has bags of potential. He wants to get back into British Speedway and is looking forward to the chance here at Owlerton. This is his big chance to make his mark in the sport.”

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POOLE promoter Matt Ford last night revealed his reasons for releasing local boy Kyle Newman on loan to Peterborough for the 2012 season.Ford, who has recently confirmed the return of Chris Holder and Darcy Ward to Wimborne Road next year, explained his dilemma.He admitted: “Peterborough are keen to use Kyle in a doubling-up role in 2012 and I am already in the process of planning one doubling-up permutation next year at Poole.“We are still not 100 per cent sure how the final pieces of the jigsaw of our side are going to be, but I do not want to prevent Kyle having the opportunity in the top-flight next year. It was a question of keeping Peterborough waiting and potentially losing Kyle a guaranteed place in the Elite League next season.”