Witch Number One Is Announced!
Ipswich Speedway are very pleased to announce their first signing for 2015; they have started at the top with Danny King the man chosen to lead the Witches next season. The 28-year-old British International was a Witches asset from 2003 until 2011 when he transferred to Birmingham as Ipswich had decided to move down to the Premier League & the Midland club were moving up to replace them in the Elite League.
Danny is very enthusiastic about his return to Foxhall: “I’m absolutely over the moon, Ipswich gave me my first big opportunity and that’s why I’ve always been so attached to the place, the fans & the management.
“Chris Louis has told me what he wants and expects of me. It’s the same things that I want and expect to deliver. I don’t fear anyone in the Premier League & I can beat any rider.”
Co-promoter, Chris Louis, is more than pleased with his first signing: “It is fantastic to have Danny back at Ipswich which is of course where his professional career began when my dad gave him his opportunity back in 2003. I’ve always had a great relationship with Danny and I feel he is just the right sort of racer and character to take our team forward. The two-year limit on doubling up obviously puts a limit on his Premier League availability, but who knows where the club will be in two years’ time? From my point of view, signing a local lad who is well liked by fans, officials and riders alike, as well as a proven entertainer, is the best possible start to our team building for 2015.”
Following the conclusion of the 2014 BSPA AGM at the weekend Ipswich co-promoter, Chris Louis, had this to say:“To be absolutely honest I was in cautious mood heading into this year’s AGM, fully expecting a difficult few days, after what has been a tough season for many clubs. Thankfully what transpired was without question, the most positive meeting that I have been involved in. The unfortunate side is Eastbourne moving into the lower tier, but at least they remain in the sport and it will be a massive boost to the National League to have a club with such a strong history of nurturing young British riders. Peterborough are also working extremely hard to remain in the sport and have been handed a short extension to declare their intent to run in 2015.