BREAKING NEWS: Emil is back with a point to prove

Emil Grondal will ride for Panthers in 2018.
Emil Grondal will ride for Panthers in 2018.
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Peterborough Panthers have made club asset Emil Grondal their fifth signing for 2018 this morning (December 3) – and they reckon the Danish rider will have a point to prove.

The 22 year-old is expected to line up at reserve for the city side in the SGB Championship. He slots in on an average of 4.39, although that figure is still subject to final ratification from the British Speedway Promoters’ Association.

Grondal rode for Panthers in the second half of the 2015 campaign and for much of the following season until being axed. He had a brief stint in the top flight at Swindon last term.

Team boss Carl Johnson said: “I’m looking forward to working with Emil again and I’m sure he will have a point to prove after we released him in 2016.

“He is someone who has huge potential and this is his time to push forward. He is excellent around the Showground and should provide a massive amount of points from his position in the team.”

Grondal joins countrymen Ulrich Ostergaard and Michael Palm Toft in the Panthers side for 2018. Finnish ace Nike Lunna and Lincolnshire lad Simon Lambert are also confirmed members of the team.

Grondal said: “I started my English career with Peterborough and I’m delighted to be back for 2018.

“There is always a great atmosphere at Peterborough with some probably some of the best fans in the country.

“I’m feeling physically and mentally ready for next year’s challenges and I’m already looking forward to March.”

Club chiefs have now used 28.74 of their 42.50 points available for team building. That means they have 13.76 still remaining for their final two riders.