BRUMMIES HOST HIGH-FLYING TIGERS

Tuesday July 02, 2019
BIRMINGHAM return to action at Perry Barr on Wednesday with high-flying Glasgow the visitors (7.30).

The Scottish Tigers have won all five of their Championship fixtures so far – but the Edwards Plumbing Brummies are aiming for a fifth straight win in front of their home supporters.
Birmingham welcome back 2016 title winner Danyon Hume to the club for the clash while Danish prospect Nick Agertoft also makes his British Speedway debut.
Local lad Ashley Morris is ruled out though with soft tissue damage in his wrist and there’ll be a late fitness test for Tero Aarnio who crashed in Poland on Sunday.
The visitors are led by in-form Great Britain international Craig Cook who has won 84 of his 101 races at this level in an unbelievable first half of the season.
Glasgow also include former Birmingham riders Paul Starke and Claus Vissing.
Brummies team boss Laurence Rogers said: “Many people will fancy Glasgow to come and turn us over – but I think we’ve proved already that we shouldn’t be underestimated.
“People thought the likes of Sheffield, Edinburgh and Eastbourne would come and beat us on our own patch, but we’ve managed to send them packing with a defeat next to their name.
“There’s no doubt this will be another tough meeting but the atmosphere and positivity within the camp is excellent and that can count for a lot.
“It’s great to have Danyon back at Birmingham and he’s fired-up to start off with a good score; as for Nick we know he’s got the potential and this is a great opportunity for him.
“It’s a blow that Ash isn’t ready yet and fingers crossed Tero will be fine to take his place.
“Either way the boys are looking forward to the meeting and they want to see another good crowd that they can feed off because the supporters have certainly played their part from the terraces in recent weeks.”
The team pits will be open for supporters to get up close to the riders and their machines between 6.30 and 6.50.
Meanwhile Hume will be available for autographs and pictures in the lower grandstand bar between 6.40 and 6.50.
It’s also the night that the Brummies launch their new Centre Green Experience. Up to 25 supporters will have the opportunity to watch three races from the Perry Barr infield.
Tickets to watch Heats 12-14 will be on sale upon entry to the stadium for just £3 per person and will be sold on a first come, first served basis.
The main event will be followed by Midland & Southern Development League action between Birmingham Ductair Electrics Bulls and the Isle of Wight.
And there will also be a collection held for British youth racer Sam Norris who remains in hospital following a recent track crash at Glasgow.
BIRMINGHAM: Adam Ellis, Nick Agertoft, Paco Castagna, Ashley Morris R/R, Tero Aarnio (if fit), Danyon Hume, James Shanes.
GLASGOW: Craig Cook, James Sarjeant, Rasmus Jensen, Paul Starke, Claus Vissing, Connor Bailey, Kyle Bickley.

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