Ulrich is back with the Peterborough Panthers and he’s confident of a really good season

Ulrich Ostergaard’s wait for confirmation of his Peterborough Panthers return is finally over.

Thursday, 11th March 2021, 7:53 am
Ulrish Ostergaard leading the way for Panthers.

The popular racer is included in the 2021 Panthers team for the new Premiership season which is now expected to start on May 17.

And Ostergaard has revealed how he got some laps in back home in Denmark at Fjelsted on Saturday weekend to dust off the cobwebs.

He said: “I’ve been out on the bike at the weekend for the first time this year and it felt good. I was a little rusty at first, but I soon got going and all went well.

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“Being back with Peterborough is a huge boost for me. They are a great club and let’s hope we can have a really good season. That’s the plan.”

Ostergaard joins fellow Danes Bjarne Pedersen, Michael Palm Toft and Hans Andersen in the side along with British duo Chris Harris and youngster Jordan Palin.

“I’m really pleased to be back with Peterborough,” Ostergaard added. “Everyone knows it’s a club close to my heart. I have a lot of good friends and sponsors around the area and it’s become my second home.

“The side looks good and one that will hopefully challenge for honours come the end of the season. I think everyone is just desperate to get things back to normal now and get the season started.

“I’m seeing more people are getting the vaccine so hopefully in May we should be in a much better position to go racing.”

Panthers now have four straight away meetings to start the season before the visit of King’s Lynn to the Showground on Monday June 7.

Panthers had been scheduled to open their season at Ipswich on May 3 before hosting Belle Vue on May 10.

Club bosses are working on new dates for those meetings.

Instead the city side will open their Premiership campaign at Wolverhampton Wolves on Monday, May 17.

Panthers will then travel to Sheffield Tigers on Thursday May 20, to Belle Vue Aces on Monday, May 31 and King’s Lynn Star on Thursday, June 3.

Panthers first competitive action at the Showground is not until Monday, June 7 when King’s Lynn are scheduled to be the visitors. Home fixtures with Ipswich (21st) and Wolverhampton (28th) currently complete the June fixtures.

There is no League Cup or Fours event scheduled for Premiership clubs.