WOLVERHAMPTON have confirmed they are in talks with Polish prospect Tobiasz Musielak. Club bosses Chris Van Straaten and Peter Adams will head to Poland next week to finalise terms with the rider who is highly rated by former Monmore favourite Adam Skornicki. Said Van Straaten: “I know some supporters will refer back to my comments about hesitating to sign a young Polish rider again after past experience but he is 22. “Peter Adams and myself are travelling out to Poland next week and I can confirm we are meeting the rider with a view to bringing him to Wolverhampton. Hopefully we will have a successful meeting and he can join us in 2015.”
ROBERT Lambert will race in the Premier League for the first time next year after agreeing to join Peterborough. The 16-year-old appeared in the top-flight only last season for King’s Lynn, averaging comfortably over five in his debut campaign, and new Panthers chief Ged Rathbone believes Lambert will prove to be one of the signings of the winter. He said: “I love nothing more than giving opportunities to bright, young British talents and Robert is certainly one of those. I cannot wait to see him in action for Panthers. “Every team in the Premier League wanted to get their hands on Robert and I’m absolutely delighted we have won the race to sign him. He is no ordinary teenager. He is a mature and stylish rider who has already proved himself to be very, very fast.”
IPSWICH have completed their 2015 team by signing a new reserve duo of Nico Covatti and Stefan Nielsen. Covatti is a former Italian GP Wild Card with Elite League experience for Birmingham, whilst Nielsen became a double British Under-19 Champion in 2012-13 and is also a top-flight draft rider with Belle Vue. Witches co-promoter Chris Louis said: “I am delighted to be working with Nico, a rider that I have kept a close eye on for a couple of seasons. I feel the timing is right for him to come to Ipswich as I just know that the 4.19 average that brings him in at reserve will be smashed after a few meetings to settle in. “I am really looking forward to working with Stefan again. He rode at Mildenhall for two seasons from 2012 and I gave him several guest bookings at Ipswich during the 2013 season. This year he scored an impressive 8+2 at Foxhall when guesting for Glasgow. One of the things you always get from Stefan is 100 per cent and although there is still work to do I think 2015 could be a breakthrough year for him.”
NATIONAL League bosses stage their AGM on Tuesday where the format for the 2015 third-tier season will be determined. First news from the meeting will appear on the BSPA’s official Twitter feed, @speedwaygb , and this is expected to be from around 3pm.