BEES have been handed a major boost ahead of Friday’s Elite League clash against play-off chasing Lakeside after it was confirmed this week that number one rider Krzystof Kasprzak will return for the meeting.
Kasprzak is Wild Card for the Grand Prix of Poland at Gorzow in Saturday, and has elected not to practice on his home league circuit in favour of racing for the Bees against the Hammers.
Kasprzak has unavoidably missed recent away matches at Leicester and Lakeside due to his participation in the Speedway Euro Championship series, but has already twice raced for Coventry on the day before those meetings when they would otherwise have had no guest or rider-replacement facility.
Such a facility would be available on Friday to cover the Grand Prix event, but naturally all at the club are delighted to have their No.1 available for the meeting.
Coventry promoter Mick Horton said: “It’s been a pleasure to have KK riding for us this season, and this is another real show of commitment from him to the club which I know our fans will be pleased to hear.
“He’s been an excellent No.1 for us and right from our talks last winter it was clear that he was keen to re-establish himself as one of the top men in the sport, which he has very much achieved.”
Admission prices for Coventry Bees’ doubled header at Brandon have been set at Elite League Prices only.
The Bees host Lakeside in a re-arranged Elite League fixture, which will be immediately followed by the National League clash between the Coventry Storm and Mildenhall which was initially scheduled for that date.
The club have now confirmed admission for the full schedule, which gets underway at 7.30pm, will be £17 for all adults, with no additional charge to cover the Storm fixture.
The Elite League match holds much significance for Lakeside, who almost certainly require away points to reach the play-offs.
Supporters attending the National League match ONLY on Friday should note that this meeting will be charged at regular NL prices – £12 for adults, with entry available during the brief interval between EL and NL matches.