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Isle Of Wight Speedway Team To Take Part In 'Covid-19 Trial'

The Image from Ultimate Shot shows Isle of Wight riders Ben Morley (white helmet) and Chad Wirtzfeld (yellow helmet) at the starting gate getting ready for a race during Warriors 2019 visit to Plymouth in the National Tr

The Isle of Wight's speedway team will take part in a 'COVID-19 trial' event when they return to action this evening (Tuesday).

The Wightlink Warriors have been invited to take part in an upcoming test meeting scheduled to take place at Plymouth’s Coliseum Stadium.

The event, which has sold all 400 tickets, will be a three team tournament that will see an Eastbourne ‘Select’ side as the third outfit.  

Having satisfied all appropriate regulations laid down by British Speedway’s governing body and the local authority in Plymouth, the Devon club will be admitting a limited number of paying spectators in a regulated and controlled environment. 

Warriors’ co-promoter Barry Bishop said:

"It’s great news that we can look forward to some track action although we are very conscious that the meeting will be conducted and managed in a very structured way.  

"Ambitious Plymouth promoter Mark Phillips and his team have worked really hard to get to this stage and I’m delighted that the Warriors can help test the new arrangements. Speedway promoters up and down the country will be looking at these test events to ensure that clubs are in the best possible shape when we come to tapes in 2021. 

"I would like to thank Mark for his invitation and also say a big thank you to our riders who, despite being race rusty, all jumped at the chance of competitive action. Make no mistake, we’ll be doing our best to win the meeting and contribute to a great night."

Warriors will line up with Ben Morley, Connor Coles, Tom Woolley and Chad Wirtzfeld whilst Connor King will feature for the Eastbourne ‘Select’. 

If you haven't got a ticket, you'll be able to watch the action here. 


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