Jonas looks forward to return

Lakeside Hammers Swedish asset, Jonas Davidsson, can’t wait for his return to the Essex based Club’s colours this Friday, 26th August, as the home side complete their Elite League campaign against the current form side in the league, the Birmingham Brummies.
The Swede comes into the side for his second appearance of the season, after racing in the Club’s first home League match against Wolverhampton, having spent the rest of the season racing only in his homeland and in Poland.

Jonas commented on his return to the Hammers team stating: “It feels like I am coming ‘home’ on Friday. It’s great to be able to answer the Hammers call for help and, hopefully, we can go on to claim a place in the Play Offs and, of course, win the Cup, which was a real highlight for everyone two seasons ago. I think the boys have done very well to have got into this position with all the injuries. It’s going to be great to be back in the team and be part of the set up again.”

Davidsson will use his own engine for the meeting in a chassis kindly supplied to the Club by Hagon Shocks. He is also going to the trouble of flying in his own personal mechanic as the rider and Club leave nothing to chance in their hunt for Play Off qualification.

The Hammers will, at present, continue to use the ‘Rider Replacement’ facility for their injured Pole, Piotr Swiderski, with Davidsson coming in to replace their injured Australian, Adam Shields.

Birmingham will include two former Hammers riders in their side, Krzysztof Kasprzak and Daniel King, and they will be joined by Dane Ulrich Ostergaard, Swede Daniel Nermark and Ales Dryml from the Czech Republic in their top five. At reserve they will have another Danish rider, Claus Vissing, and Australian Aaron Summers, who comes in as a guest replacement for their ‘Doubling Up’ duo of Ben Barker and Joe Screen, who will both be riding  for their respective Premier League clubs, Plymouth and Glasgow, the same evening. 

The Lakeside Hammers Team (in alphabetical order): Jonas Davidsson, Peter Ljung, Robert Mear, Kauko Nieminen, Kim Nilsson and Lee Richardson with ‘Rider Replacement’ for Piotr Swiderski.

The Birmingham Brummies team (in alphabetical order): Ales Dryml, Krzysztof Kasprzak, Daniel King, Daniel Nermark, Ulrich Ostergaard, Aaron Summers (guest) and Claus Vissing.

The action gets underway at 8pm at the Arena-Essex Raceway with the Grand Parade of Riders scheduled for 7.45pm.

Admission prices are: Adults – £16, Senior Citizens, Students and Disabled – £12, Unemployed and Children aged 17 and 18 – £10, Children aged 6 to 16 inclusive – £1 with children under 6 – Free if accompanied by an paying adult. Proof of age or status may be asked for. Tickets will be available from the paybooths on the night of the meeting or may be purchased in advance via the Club’s website at