MEETING REPORT: Flying start for the new-look Panthers

Everything went perfectly to plan for Peterborough Panthers as they created their own slice of history last night (March 24).

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The men in charge. From the left are co-promoter Trevor Swales, team manager Carl Johnson  and owner Ged Rathbone

PANTHERS PREVIEW: Making a fast start is a must says the team boss Johnson

Panthers team chief Carl Johnson insists a winning start to the SGB Championship season is a must.

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Ulrich  Ostergaard and Ged Rathbone.

PANTHERS PREVIEW: Skipper determined to make up for last season

Captain Ulrich Ostergaard admits he craves more success for Panthers.

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The Peterborough Panthers team for 2017. From the left they are, back, Bradley Wilson-Dean, Simon Lambert, Ulrich Ostergaard, Jack Holder,  Kenneth Hansen, front, Paul Starke and Tom Bacon.

PANTHERS PREVIEW: Who’s who in the new-look Peterborough team

Peterborough Panthers have five new riders in their 2017 line-up.

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Jack Holder in action against Coventry Bees.

PANTHERS PREVIEW: Young Jack has ‘some big boots to fill’ as the new number one

Jack Holder has gone from one extreme to the other by joining Panthers.

New Panthers rider Tom Bacon.

PANTHERS PREVIEW: Tom’s hoping to bring home the bacon for his new team

A man with a degree in business management should expect to have to make tough decisions – and that’s certainly been the case for Tom Bacon this winter.

Ulrich Ostergaard out in front against Coventry. Picture: David Lowndes

PANTHERS PREVIEW: Sheffield Tigers to win the title with Panthers finishing fourth

Peterborough Telegraph speedway correspondent Mark Plummer looks at the runners and riders for the new SGB Championship season and tries to pick a winner.

Jack Holder (blue helmet) and Simon Lambert contest the first heat of the year for Panthers against Coventry. Photo: David Lowndes.

MATCH REPORT: Big crowd enthralled by one-off meeting

Peterborough Panthers’ opening meeting of 2017 could well prove to be a one-off for a variety of reasons.

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Panthers skipper Ulrich Ostergaard with promoter Ged Rathbone. Photo: David Lowndes.

PRESS DAY: Carry on Captain Ostergaard

Ulrich Ostergaard has been given the green light to lead Peterborough Panthers into battle for a fourth successive season.

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Jack Holder is the new Panthers  number one.

Sunday sees the start of a new Panthers era

Panthers chief Ged Rathbone is determined to enjoy every minute of his first season as the city club’s owner.

New Panthers number one Jack Holder.

Team spirit off the track will be the key to success says Swales

Trevor Swales wants Panthers to recreate the spirit of 2006 in 2017.

Action from last year's Fours weekend.

Fours are back at the Showground

Peterborough Panthers supremo Ged Rathbone is delighted to have been given the green light to stage the SGB Championship Fours again.

Work being carried out on the track at the East of  England Showground.

Panthers are on the right track thanks to sponsors

The East of England Showground has received a major makeover as part of a winter of change at Panthers.

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Peterborough Panthers promoter Ged Rathbone.

SEASON TICKETS: Promoter extends purchase deadline

Peterborough Panthers are giving supporters extra time to purchase 2017 season tickets.

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Kenneth Bjerre returns to Alwalton.

Bjerre brothers buzzing back to Alwalton with big-time Bees

Promoter Ged Rathbone believes Peterborough Panthers face the perfect Challenge to launch their 2017 season.

Action from Panthers v Scunthorpe last season.

FIXTURES FOR 2017: Panthers face Scunthorpe at home in Championship opener

Promoter Ged Rathbone admits that the first few weeks of the new SGB Championship season will reveal a lot about Peterborough Panthers’ chances of success.

Bradley Wilson-Dean.

SPEEDWAY: Bradley wins another title in New Zealand

New Peterborough recruit Bradley Wilson-Dean has added another major title to his collection - and dedicated it to his nearest and dearest.

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Jack Holder in action.


Peterborough Panthers rider Jack Holder scored six points in the opening round of the Australian Championship.

Jack Holder.

LATEST NEWS: Holder begins championship bid Down Under

Jack Holder begins his bid to become Peterborough’s second national champion tonight (January 4).

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Ged Rathbone.

LATEST NEWS: Rathbone takes control of Panthers

Promoer Ged Rathbone has completed the full purchase of Peterborough Panthers.

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