2nd Jul, 2022

Macdonald named new Bees boss ahead of Leicester National League campaign

SPEEDWAY: COVENTRY Bees have announced Martyn Macdonald as the club’s new manager.

Macdonald takes charge of Bees after the club were axed from last season’s SGB Premiership, leaving heartbroken fans with no team to support.

But promoter Mick Horton got the green light to race National League speedway under Bees’ name at Leicester’s Beaumont Park for this season.

Many fans have took to social media to state they will not support Horton’s venture, but others believe a move to keep Bees racing is what the club needs.

It marks a new challenge for Macdonald, who was a regular figure at Coventry Stadium during Bees’ time in the Elite League.

Macdonald worked with a number of riders including former world champion Greg Hancock, German ace Martin Smolinski and Polish youngster Kacper Woryna.

He said: “Quite often team management is something people in the pits area decide they want to progress to. “

And having a strong team spirit is the core of Macdonald’s plan.

“The aim is for everyone to help each other,” said Macdonald.

“There will be a briefing before and after each meeting. If you have issues the worst thing that can happen is for someone to drive home with them.”

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