Hammers return for Davidsson

The Lakeside Hammers are delighted to welcome back to their line up Jonas Davidsson, former Hammer of the year and Swedish World Cup international.

Jonas will make his seasonal debut for the Essex based Club at Swindon on Thursday, 5th July, and will then return to what is sure to be a warm welcome at the Arena Essex Raceway on Friday evening, 6th July, when the Hammers entertain Play Off rivals the Birmingham Brummies.

Davidsson’s arrival means that the team will return to a full team of seven riders for the first time since the tragic death of the Hammers Captain Lee Richardson relieving the burden of extra riders on the remaining six riders, which has seen the Club slip from top to third in the Sky Sports Elite League table.

The Hammers Co Promoter Jon Cook commented: “It’s great to have JD (Jonas Davidsson) back and his enthusiasm to come back to the Club was evident from the moment we spoke. Unlike last season’s cameo appearance this time we have half a season left to race and, therefore, he will be bringing over his own equipment to make sure he does the job he, and we, expect. On his day few can match JD around the Raceway and it’s with that firmly in mind that we have made this move.

The lads have done admirably coping with Lee’s loss and I can’t speak highly enough of them all, however, the cracks have been showing for the last few matches and we felt we dare not wait any longer to make a move or else our League hopes could be damaged. JD will add to the spirit and will be good for Kim in particular.”

Pic Credit: Jonas Davidsson of Lakeside Hammers – Lakeside Hammers vs Belle Vue Aces, KO Cup Semi-final 1st leg  – MANDATORY CREDIT: Rob Newell/TGSPHOTO