Monday March 26, 2012
BIRMINGHAM Speedway boss Graham Drury has vowed to stay patient with new signings Seb Ulamek and Martin Smolinski.

Both Selco Brummies riders arrived at Perry Barr in a massive blaze of publicity during the winter but have so far yet to realise their potential – and they were below par in Monday’s 51-39 Midland League defeat at Wolverhampton.

Said Drury: “You have to remember both the riders we’re discussing haven’t raced in British Speedway for a number of years.

“I’m disappointed with this result, I’m not getting away from that because I felt we could come here and push Wolverhampton, but it wasn’t to be.

“Josh Auty was brilliant at reserve and he’s been a fine signing. I’m sure the rest of the boys will find some consistency in the not too distant future.”

Crashes dominated the early stages, the most dramatic when Barker fell in Heat 3 and took King and Nicolai Klindt with him, the Dane doing well to lay his machine down in avoidance.

With Sebastian Ulamek looking sluggish, Wolves took control with a 5-1 from Woffinden and Ricky Wells in Heat 4 - the only time Josh Auty missed out in his first four outings.

Wolves gradually opened their lead, Woffinden superbly passing King to win Heat 11, and when Auty was eclipsed by Wells and Nicolai Klindt in the next, the home side were virtually home and dry.

WOLVERHAMPTON 51: Tai Woffinden 17, Ty Proctor 11, Nicolai Klindt 9+2, Ricky Wells 8+2, Pontus Aspgren 6+1, Lukasz Sowka 0, Freddie Lindgren r/r.

SELCO BRUMMIES 39: Josh Auty 12, Danny King 11+1, Ben Barker 7, Martin Smolinski 4+1, Sebastian Ulamek 4, Chris Mills 1, Bjarne Pedersen r/r.

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