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• Captains Ulrich Ostergaard and James Wright discuss the track conditions with referee Graeme Hunter, managers Steve Pate and Cameron Brown and Newcastle clerk of course Brian McBean. Picture: COLIN POOLE

win that meeting and I can only apologise to our loyal band of supporters who missed out.”

Newcastle were due in action against reigning champions Poole at Wimborne Road yesterday (Wednesday) before a trip to Scunthorpe on Friday, May 20.


ngry Brown without any broken bones, it’s a massive relief to get that meeting done unscathed.

“The other bonus is that we won’t need to go there again this season, they are out of the KO Cup and won’t make the Play-Offs.

“There were a few positives. Ulrich Ostergaard and Ben Basso were outstanding with two massive 5-1s and the 4-2 that ultimately won us the meeting.

“Broc Nicol also produced big time which will be great for his confidence. Danyon Hume and Connor Bailey also won vital races.

“I’d just like to thank our fans for their patience during the meeting and obviously their amazing support. We now have over a week to recuperate before a big meeting against Poole a week on Friday.”

Brennan revealed on Monday morning that there were no broken bones. He said: “At first we had a bit of a scare being told it was a possible broken scaphoid but happy to say it was a scare only.

“It’s still fairly bad. But the swelling is gradually going down and I’m getting some movement back, hopefully that is a good sign. I will still need to see how I feel as the week goes on.

“It’s been a frustrating weekend, to miss out




ARE Sheffield in Pole position for Premiership glory thanks to what could be the signing of the season? Tobiasz Musielak has been the stand-out performer of the campaign so far, racking up dynamic double figure scores as Sheffield have romped to four successive wins.

Next up is a real test of mettle for the Steel City club with a trip to Suffolk to face Ipswich live on Eurosport.

Musie has been magnificent with paid 11, paid 10 and a full 15-point maximum so far as the Tigers have beaten Wolves, Belle Vue – home and away – and Peterborough at Owlerton. He already is Midas Touch Tobi having helped Swindon to league title wins in 2017 and 2019.

Team boss Simon Stead admits: “Tobi has been a breath of fresh air. He is a brilliant professional and a great guy to deal with.

“We knew what a great team player he is and has been improving over the years. The maximum in the Grand Prix qualifier at Glasgow last year underlined that.

“But we are delighted with all the boys. There’s a long way to go. It’s been a great start which is good for confidence levels.

“Ipswich is a tricky place to go. They have an outstanding No. 1 in Jason Doyle and a solid side. There are no easy meetings in the Premiership, that’s been clear for some time.”

LIVE SPEEDWAY THIS WEEK SATURDAY, MAY 14: Grand Prix (Warsaw). (Eurosport 2, 5.30 pm) MONDAY, MAY 16: SGB Premiership – Ipswich v Sheffield PREMIER SPORTS TUESDAY, MAY 17: Swedish Elite League – Indianerna v Vastervik WEDNESDAY, MAY 18: Danish Super League – Region Varde v Fjelsted THURSDAY, MAY 19: Swedish Elite League – Dackarna v Lejonen BRITISH SPEEDWAY NETWORK ( WEDNESDAY, MAY 18: Poole v Berwick CLUB STREAMINGS (all £11.99) FRIDAY: Edinburgh v Redcar FRIDAY: Scunthorpe v Newcastle SUNDAY: Redcar v Edinburgh TUESDAY: Plymouth v Berwick side led by former skull and crossbones hero Chris Harris. Who could ever forget his barnstorming win over Jason Doyle in the PlayOffs semi in 2018?

It’s another blockbuster week. The Grand Prix in Warsaw on Saturday kicks off a packed schedule on the box or laptop.

There’s no doubt that the iconic PGE Narodowy is one of the highlights of the season with 50,000 fans packed in. Tai Woffinden is the most successful on the circuit with two wins.

After that comes Foxhall on Eurosport followed by sun, sea, sand and Bandits. It is BSN’s first trip to the home of the most successful club of the 21st century, the Poole Pirates.

Neil Middleditch and his Championship double-defending squad face a strong Berwick

It is destined to be a cracker down by the harbour with Poole undoubtedly the Championship favourites this season.

Over in Scandinavia, Premier Sports are delivering world class coverage. On Tuesday, May 17 it is Indianerna v Vastervik, May 18 Region Varde v Fjelsted in Denmark and back to the land of the rising sun on May 19 for Dackarna v Lejonen, all 6 pm starts.

What a week. Get the beers in, stack up the take-away menus and feast on action from four different countries!

on the SGP2 series qualification by one point was hard to take.

“Now I’ve got to see my fitness before travelling for the FIME European Team Championship in Poznan for Sunday.”

Craig Cook also hit out at claims on Speedway Updates that he had lost his cool during the meeting and was “slamming and throwing things around”.

He said: “All that happened was James (Wright) turned left on me and had me through gate one going into the last lap.

“After the race I walked over, had a calm word with him and said it was out of order. He apologised, I walked back to my pits and sat down. The end!”

Team boss Brown also defended Cook, adding: “It was utter nonsense that Craig lost it in the pits. Wright turned left on him in Heat 5.

“I walked over with Craig to James after the race because I knew he was angry. He kept calm and put it across sensibly, he told James he was a better rider than that and you don’t turn left on people.”


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