Speedway News

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NEW Swindon skipper Hans Andersen wants to see the glory days return for the Robins.The Danish Grand Prix star, who has confirmed he will appear at the Ben Fund Bonanza meeting on March 11 at Birmingham, says he wants to play his part in the club's revival after two tough seasons.He said: “I think Swindon are looking at a very good season. I hope to do my bit and they have put a very competitive team together.“I remember earlier in my career in England they always had a very good team so I’d like to see the glory days back at the Abbey Stadium.”(SPEEDWAY 2)

PETERBOROUGH co-boss Jan Staechmann is backing club No.1 Kenneth Bjerre’s bid to become World Champion.The Danish star has set himself the target of being on top of the world within three years, and Staechmann believes success for Bjerre will also benefit the Panthers.He said: “Kenneth has the talent to be a World Champion. Everyone needs a bit of luck along the way, but I have no doubt that he has got what it takes to win the big one – perhaps even this year.“If he can achieve that then we will also reap the benefits as success breeds success. Kenneth has a big part to play in our season as well, especially with him riding at No.1.”

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SHEFFIELD Speedway will proudly host two World Champions when they stage Shane Parker’s farewell meeting on March 18 (5pm).Polish ace Maciej Janowski, the World Under-21 Champion, will line up with World No.1 Greg Hancock at Owlerton for a meeting which is sure to pull in a packed crowd.Said Parker: “I had the pleasure of watching ‘Magic’ secure his World Under-21 title in Gniezno and I was really impressed by his ability.“He has a lot of potential and I’m sure he will go far in the sport. I’m delighted he’s agreed to ride in my meeting and having got the World Champion and now the World Under-21 Champion, we could hardly have made a better start to putting together a top quality field.”