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LEICESTER have moved to sign experienced Danish international Bjarne Pedersen for the new Elite League season.Pedersen enjoyed a trophy-laden spell with Poole through much of his top-flight career, but has spent three of the last four seasons on loan at Eastbourne who are not competing at that level in 2015.He returns to British Speedway after previously indicating he planned to take a year out, and will team up with former Eagles colleague Mikkel Michelsen at the Jordan Road Surfacing Stadium.Leicester promoter David Hemsley said: “Having operated at the highest level year on year and been part of so many successes at both club and international level along with being a seasoned competitor in the Grand Prix series, Bjarne will bring a wealth of experience to the Lions team and the younger members of the side will gain a lot from his presence in the pits.”

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BERWICK have brought in Luke Crang to fill the No.7 spot in their line-up as part of a re-organisation of their team planning.Crang, who had a spell with Redcar last year, will ride for the Bandits along with parent club Coventry in the National League, which leaves the Shielfield Park side with 5.66 points remaining to complete their team - with plans to track Australian teenager Jake Allen this season now frustrated.Promoter John Anderson said: “Luke has been riding motorcycles since he was six years old but it was only in 2013 he took up speedway in the National League. He likes bigger tracks but in fairness, until his injury he was also starting to pick up decent points at Redcar.“He is back to full fitness, training in the gym, doing lots of cycling and heading across to Cumbria to do speedway practice on Steve Lawson’s little purpose-built track at Maryport.”(SPEEDWAY 3)

KING’S Lynn’s National League team have been given a major boost having attracted a new main team sponsor.The Young Stars will be backed in 2015 by locally-based Stebbings Car Superstore, who are a market leader in the nearly new and used car and van market.King’s Lynn promoter Keith Chapman said: “It is really great to have a local company behind the Young Stars and a real motivation for the riders knowing that such a well known and respected company has invested in them.“The team will be wearing the Stebbings


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