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PALM TOFT READY FOR PANTHERS COMEBACK

Peterborough signing Michael Palm Toft hopes his return to the East of England Showground will be worth the wait.

25 / 02 / 2021, 11:04

Peterborough signing Michael Palm Toft hopes his return to the East of England Showground will be worth the wait.

The Dane was due to race for the club in the cancelled 2020 season, but has been unveiled as part of their 2021 team alongside Great Britain star Chris Harris, compatriot Bjarne Pedersen and teenage sensation Jordan Palin.

Palm Toft didn’t take to the shale last year, other than for Panthers’ press and practice day, staged in early March before the coronavirus pandemic brought the action to a halt in the UK.

I’ve got new bikes ready in the workshop and they are probably the best bikes I’ve ever had, so hopefully I’ll be able to have a really good season. One of the bikes has only done 12 laps!

Michael Palm Toft

He can’t wait for the opportunity to go racing for a club he last represented in 2018. The 30-year-old said: “I’m really looking forward to it after all the frustration of last year.

“We got on track at press day and that was it, so it was all pretty disappointing. The Peterborough track had new material on it, it rode a bit different than when I was last with them, but it was good and I’m looking forward to getting back out there.

“I didn’t feel ready to race competitively when meetings started late last year so I left the bikes alone.

“I’ve got new bikes ready in the workshop and they are probably the best bikes I’ve ever had, so hopefully I’ll be able to have a really good season. One of the bikes has only done 12 laps!

“I’d like to get out there and practice as soon as we are allowed and we can get ready for the new season.”

Palm Toft hopes having seasoned stars Harris and Pedersen in the Panthers team will stand the club in good stead.

He added: “You can’t substitute experience and both Bjarne and Bomber have loads of that. They know what’s needed; they know what to do and how to do it, so that can only help us at Peterborough.

“If you have a young team sometimes there’s nobody to give you any input when you need a bit of help. I think the experience will be a big help for us on the away tracks.”

Photo: Taylor Lanning

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