SCUNTHORPE have completed the signing of British No.2 Steve Worrall as part of a major team re-vamp at the Eddie Wright Raceway.
And Scorpions promoter Rob Godfrey has further signalled his intent to move up the SGB Championship with the capture of Jason Garrity – whilst Stefan Nielsen, who impressed in a brief spell with the club this year before suffering injury, returns.
Godfrey said: “Steve will be a familiar face to our long-term fans, and we’ve always remained on good terms with him. We welcome him back to Scunthorpe as a World Cup hero and an out-and-out No 1, and I think he may well top the averages in the Championship next season.
“Jason is also a top performer at Championship level. He’s an exciting rider to watch, and he always scores well around the Eddie Wright Raceway.
“We briefly saw what Stefan Nielsen was capable of last season, before he was injured, and he’s likely to make a mockery of his average of 5.53. He loves it around Scunthorpe, but he’s not just a one-track pony and he’ll score well away from home as well.
“I admit that maybe I was too loyal to some of my riders over the last few seasons. I’ve taken that criticism from supporters on board, and next year we’ll have a number of fresh faces who can (a) entertain and (b) win us meetings.”
SWINDON have made two members of their 2017 SGB Premiership-winning squad full assets of the club.
Adam Ellis and Zach Wajtknecht have both joined in transfer deals from Lakeside, with Robins boss Alun Rossiter optimistic of including both in his line-up for next year.
Rossiter said: “This is a really positive move for us and it’s a further exciting investment into our asset base after the moves we made last season.
“Obviously at the moment we can’t say for sure that Adam and Zach will definitely be in our team next year because we have to sort out what’s going on at the top-end first.
“But it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to work out that obviously I would like to include both of them if at all possible.
“It’s great that the two of them want to be a part of the club going forward, and I’m looking forward to being able to work with them in the years to come.”
LEICESTER have moved for former World Under-21 Championship runner-up Krystian Pieszczek – bringing another newcomer into the top flight next year.
The 22-year-old Pole will join the Lions for his first season in British racing, with his last visit to these shores having produced a 20-point haul at King’s Lynn as he won the opening round of the 2016 Under-21 series.
Pieszczek said: “I enjoyed that night very much. It’s always nice to win of course, and to do so on a track I’d never ridden on before made it all that much sweeter.
“I’m very excited to be able to take part in the British Premiership. It’s an honour and I also know a great responsibility.
“My ambitions are always the same, to do the best job for the clubs I represent and also to achieve the highest goals I can individually, not to mention to stay injury free!”