JASON Doyle is set to return to Leicester next season after agreeing a deal with the East Midlands club. The Australian star developed into an out-and-out Elite League No.1 in 2014 riding for the Lions on loan from Swindon, and also secured a place in the Grand Prix series for the first time. Leicester promoter David Hemsley said: “Utmost in our minds was to open talks with Jason as soon as possible to see if we could agree a deal to bring him back to Leicester. “We made it our first priority and I know that fans have been willing us to do everything possible to make it happen, and I am so pleased that Jason also wanted to be back with us for a second season and we were able to reach agreement.”
REDCAR have resolved the row over the future of Matej Kus by announcing the Czech rider in their team for 2015. Kus was on loan at Berwick last season and the Bandits were keen to retain his services, but were unwilling to meet the Bears’ asking price. Redcar have also confirmed Polish rider Rafal Konopka will continue with them next season after joining the Bears early in 2014.
WORKINGTON have been hit by an early injury to their 2015 line-up – with Mason Campton suffering a broken collarbone in his first meeting of the Australian season. Campton high-sided after clipping a back wheel in the ‘B’ Final of the South Wales Championship and landed heavily on his shoulder. Workington owner Laura Morgan said: “Our last season was badly disrupted by injuries but one rider that did avoid injury was Mason Campton, so it is ironic that he has now been injured on his return to action back home! “He is due to undergo an operation to fix his broken collarbone tomorrow, and although he should be fit for the start of the British season it is heartbreaking for him that he will now miss most of the Australian season and with it his chance to ride in the national championship. Naturally we all wish him a full and speedy recovery.”
WOLVERHAMPTON have announced plans to open the 2015 season with a major Individual event. The club will stage the Banks’s Olympique Classic on Monday March 23 with all of next year’s Wolves involved along with some exciting invited riders, over the 20-heat format. Promoter Chris Van Straaten said: “We are delighted to confirm the opening date for the new season with thanks to our good friends at Marston’s. “I’m sure it will be an enjoyable and entertaining evening for the fans and also the many guests of Marston’s. It will, of course, signal the return of Freddie Lindgren to Monmore and we look forward to seeing everyone there.”