Panthers owner happy with the Showground track and will Bradley be back next year?

Bradley Wilson-Dean.Bradley Wilson-Dean.
Bradley Wilson-Dean.
Peterborough Panthers owner Keith Chapman says a visit to the track last week was a real boost,

Chapman was at the East of England Arena for a meeting, but took the opportunity to check up on the Showground track.

And he’s revealed how it wouldn’t take long to have it prepared for a meeting – even with current weather conditions.

“It’s looking really good,” Chapman said:

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Keith Chapman.Keith Chapman.
Keith Chapman.

“It’s so smooth and it would only take a couple of hours to get it in mint condition for racing.

“It should mean there won’t be a lot of work ahead of next season to get the place ready.

“I’m confident we’ll see more fast racing on a great surface which the riders enjoy being on.”

Chapman is remaining tight-lipped at this stage regarding team structures at Premiership level with some riders ruled out because of rules in Poland preventing them from riding in more than two other leagues.

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“I don’t like it but we have to work with the tools we have,” he added.

“It’s well known a lot of discussions have taken place between the clubs and I’m sure a solution will be found very soon.

“Whatever the outcome we will ensure Peterborough will be competitive and we’ll have a team full of riders who are desperate to succeed.”

Bradley Wilson-Dean is one rider who could be back in the equation after withdrawing from the 2020 team due to shoulder issues.

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Speaking from his home in New Zealand, he admits a return to Britain both in the Premiership and Championship is an attraction now he’s fully fit.

He said: “I’m fit and ready to go and race and spend as much time as I can on the bike.

“Racing in both leagues in Britain is the aim and a couple of clubs have been in touch but I guess everyone is waiting for the annual conference before making any firm plans.”

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