KING TO GO FOR BRITISH GLORY IN CROWD RESTRICTED BRITISH FINAL

10/09/20

New Pirates' skipper Danny King is one of the first three riders named for the 2020 British Final, which today has been given the ultimate green light to go ahead at Ipswich on Saturday 26th September.

As one of the pilot events permitted by the UK Government under Covid-19 restrictions, there was an element of uncertainty once Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced further changes to social distancing measures in Wednesday's Downing Street briefing. The PM hinted that all such pilot events would be re-evaluated and it has today been confirmed that there will be a further limitation on crowd levels with only 1000 supporters admitted.

Ipswich promoter who has been pivotal in getting the event on announced today "
It’s been a whirlwind 48-hours and after last night’s announcement we knew we had lost over half the numbers we were allowed.
“Thankfully the event is still over two weeks away so, with some hard work, we can deal with this and the first 1,000 tickets will apply. Sadly after that there will be a lot of disappointed people.
“It has taken a massive effort to get to this stage and so many hurdles have had to be overcome but we are excited about hosting the event here at Ipswich.
“The way the line-up is taking shape it promises to be a really close, exciting contest and hopefully we will prove fans can be admitted back into stadia for professional speedway without any problems.”

British Speedway Ltd have confirmed that King, winner in 2016 and runner-up to Charles Wright last season, will be joined by Richard Lawson and Rory Schlein as confirmed starters with further announcements of the line-up to be released shortly.

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