Jakobsen happy to be back with Bandits

Berwick Speedway's '˜Main Dane,' Nikolai Busk Jacobsen has revealed his delight at being back at Berwick for the 2019 season.

Tuesday, 18th December 2018, 12:34 pm
Updated Tuesday, 18th December 2018, 12:41 pm

“Why would I not be happy about being back at Berwick?” he asked. “I mean it’s the first club I’ve ridden for in England where I felt everyone standing together!”

Jakobsen (pictured right) added: “I was so gutted when I was made aware the club would be up for sale. I felt 100 per cent I’d go back again for next year. Luckily enough Jamie (Courtney) rang me a little while later and told me he would make sure the club runs in 2019 and if I’d be interested in coming back he would be more than happy to sign me again!

“We made a major climb up the table this year, and with pretty much the same team we are capable of climbing even further up!

“I want to be a part of a winning team and that’s why I chose Berwick again!

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“Even David Howe, my team mate this year, will now step in as my mechanic. With an experienced man like him to give me that right advice I feel more motivated than ever, not only for myself but also to give the club the success it deserves!”

Meanwhile, team manager Gary Flint is looking forward to his new role.

“There are some fantastic teams being put together for next season’s championship league. I’ve been reading so many posts about the product being a lower standard but the strength and how even the teams are knocks this statement out the water.

“I believe the teams at the business end will be teams with strong reserves and at Berwick I feel we have two guys on the up (Argentinian Coty Garcia and Flint’s own son, 15 year-old Berwick schoolboy Leon, who is making the step up to the second tier of British racing for the first time after a debut season in the National League with Birmingham Brummies.

“I feel privileged to be given the job of managing the class 2019 and can’t wait to get started,” he said.

* Three-times World Speedway Champion, and the current number one, Tai Woffinden is to put in another special appearance at Berwick in the New Year.

‘Wuffy,’ who was a two-times World Champion at the time, held two talk-ins at the Black & Gold at Shielfield on the eve of the 2018 season.

Now, after capturing his third world title, he has agreed to another event, again hosted by the Berwick Speedway Supporters’ Club.

It will be staged in the Black & Gold on Friday, March 1, and will again feature TV commentator Nigel Pearson.