Witches 2014 Lineup Complete
Ipswich Speedway are pleased to announce that five of last year's team will return in 2014; Adam Ellis, Cameron Heeps, Morten Risager, Ritchie Hawkins & Rohan Tungate. The seventh rider to don a Witches racejacket next season and make his debut in British League racing is Gino Manzares, one of a new generation of rising stars from the USA. He made an impressive Foxhall debut in the Star of Anglia meeting back in May this year and more recently he travelled to Perth Australia and won the annual Rob Woffinden Classic meeting at Pinjar Park ahead of Rohan Tungate & Jason Doyle. This prompted a message from Rohan to Chris Louis saying "you had better sign him quick!" Little did he know it had already been done…
Witches Announce First Signing For Next Year!
Ipswich Speedway have started their team building for 2014 at the top with the signing of a new number one; he is rising British star, Richie Worrall. The 22 year-old will also double up with his parent club, Belle Vue, in the Elite League. Richie made several visits to Foxhall throughout 2013 and impressed on each one. He scored double figures for Newcastle in June, returned in July to ride for Ipswich as a very late replacement for Ben Barker (World Cup duty) and promptly top scored for the Witches on thirteen points. He finished second highest scorer for Team GB when they saw off Australia in the first Test Match and took second place in the gruelling 16 Lapper in October.
Richie added an impressive three points to his Premier League average in 2013. This saw him move up the ranks to take over the number one racejacket at Newcastle. He went on to lead them to victory in the Premier League Cup (against Ipswich) and through to the Premier League Playoff Final against Somerset. He also rode for King's Lynn in the Elite League where one of his season highlights was a flawless 18-point maximum at Saddlebow Rd outscoring the likes of visiting GP star Fredrik Lindgren and Kings Lynn number one Niels-Kristian Iversen. His Elite League average also increased from 3.00 up to 5.78, which saw him move from a reserve berth up to fourth place in their averages.
Rohan Finishes Second In Perth
Rohan Tungate made a successful return to racing and his debut at Pinjar Park in Perth on Saturday (23rd November) by finishing second in the Rob Woffinden Classic meeting. The event was won by the young American, Gino Manzares, who was also making his Pinjar debut with Jason Doyle completing the rostrum lineup. Full meeting report can be found here