Team news update
The Redcar Ecco Finishing Bears have received the frustrating news that new signing Thomas Jorgensen is suffering from a severe chest infection and will miss his Premiership fixture for Kings Lynn tonight. The consequences of this is that Thomas will receive a mandatory 7 day suspension of his SCB license which will rule him out of the Bears Knock Out Cup fixtures against Sheffield this Thursday and Friday. Unfortunately, this means that Redcar will have to run with a National League guest to replace him as no facility is available for a rider who has not yet represented his club on track.
Team Manager and Co-Promoter Jitendra Duffill commented:
“I’m absolutely gutted to hear that Thomas will be unable to make his debut for us this week. I honestly cannot believe the bad luck we are having at the moment and it’s difficult coping with the stress our situation is presenting. I found out yesterday afternoon that Thomas wasn’t feeling well but we had already redeclared our team to the BSPA late Sunday evening due to being required to give 3 full days notice when making a line up change. We have been waiting on BSPA approval and all we could do at that point was hope for the best. I’ve spoken to Thomas this afternoon and he is as frustrated as we are, but his health is the most important thing here and it is essential that he rests until he feels fit enough to race again. Everyone here at Redcar wishes him a speedy recovery.”
The Bears will now use Jack Parkinson-Blackburn as a guest this Thursday and Friday. “Jack has kindly agreed to step in and help us out at short notice. He is a very talented young British rider who is keen to do well but there will be absolutely no pressure on his shoulders over these two meetings from us. We now face a very difficult battle against Sheffield over the next 2 days with the odds tipped well in Sheffield’s favour, but we cannot do anything about our circumstances. It’s just terribly unfortunate that things have worked out this way and we will just have to go into these fixtures with a positive frame of mind and give it our best shot” said Duffill.
Thomas Jorgensen will now make his debut for the Ecco Finishing Bears on Thursday 7th June at home to Berwick.