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WELLS REPLACES BRIDGER AT KING'S LYNN

King’s Lynn Stars have made their third team change in less than two weeks after recruiting Ricky Wells to replace Lewis Bridger.

06 / 06 / 2021, 11:18

King’s Lynn Stars have made their third team change in less than two weeks after recruiting American racer Ricky Wells to replace Lewis Bridger.

Former Great Britain international Bridger made a surprise return to the sport over the winter months, having not raced since his stint with Berwick in 2017. But the Sussex-born man has opted to stand down from the side, with Glasgow doubling-up man Wells stepping in.

We welcome Ricky into the team, a rider of vast experience and we are looking forward to seeing him in action at Peterborough for what will be a tough meeting for sure.

Peter Schroeck

The switch follows the Stars’ decision to replace GB international Craig Cook and rising star Ryan Kinsley with Richard Lawson and Connor Mountain respectively.

While their latest move is still awaiting approval from the British Speedway Promoters Ltd board, the club is expecting clearance for the Auckland-born rider to make his debut at Peterborough on Monday.

Stars team manager Peter Schroeck insists Bridger still has the club’s backing following his decision to withdraw from the side. He said: “We support Lewis with his request because we want to work with him and we send him our very best wishes. Hopefully this isn’t the end of him and we will see him back racing when he feels the time is right.

“We welcome Ricky into the team, a rider of vast experience and we are looking forward to seeing him in action at Peterborough for what will be a tough meeting for sure. We want to keep the winning mood going in our camp after our brilliant result at Ipswich on Thursday.

“Every change has been made with both the club and the rider in mind. We are continuing to do what we can to keep us in the hunt for the top four after a rocky start. Ricky is a good character and I know he’s pleased to be lining up for King’s Lynn.”

Photo: Taylor Lanning

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