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MAGNUS Karlsson’s Testimonial meeting at Leicester is set to be a family affair with the Bjerre brothers now confirming their involvement.Karlsson is already set to be joined by his own two racing brothers, and the March 17 event will also feature Grand Prix star Kenneth Bjerre and younger brother Lasse, who has signed to ride for the Beaumont Park club this season.Kenneth said: “My brother will be racing with Magnus at Leicester. He had a good season last year so I think he will do well again. He’s only 18 so it’s too early to say what he can do.“I’ve not ridden at Leicester before so I am looking forward to it and I hope it is a good night for Magnus.”

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SCUNTHORPE have carried out several improvements to their stadium and track ahead of the new Premier League campaign.Scorpions owner Rob Godfrey has overseen refurbishment of the bar and café as well as the building of a new office and track shop, plus important work on the circuit itself.He said: “The big improvement on-track is the new drain on turn one, which goes underground and allows the water to soak away.“We’ve repeatedly been having problems with drainage on turn one because over the years the shape of the track has altered and the banking has got higher, so this should eliminate that problem forever.”