Speedway News


KING’S Lynn have moved to sign Jordan Frampton as a doubling-up rider following the pre-season injury to Kozza Smith.Frampton, who races for Rye House in the Premier League, will share a position at the Norfolk Arena with David Howe on a converted average of 4.63.Smith is on the injury list following an horrific crash in the first round of the Australian Championship last month which left him with a broken femur.Stars boss Rob Lyon said: “Jordan is a very determined rider who is quick and isn’t afraid to mix it, that is the sort of rider you need to be in the Elite League. I am sure he will provide a good back-up to David when called upon.”


EASTBOURNE co-promoter Mike Bellerby has stressed his club were ready and willing to take part in the new European Cup, which has now been postponed until 2013.The Eagles and Poole now miss out on facing Swedish and Danish opposition, and for the Arlington club it is a double blow as they had already ruled themselves out of the domestic KO Cup competition.Bellerby said: “We are very disappointed that this innovative competition has been postponed for this year and I want to make it crystal clear that the decision not to proceed lies outside the control of Eastbourne Speedway.“We can only say how sorry we are with this outcome and obviously had we known that this was going to happen we would not have relinquished the opportunity to compete in the Knockout Cup.”