The Lakeside Hammers have confirmed that, after talks between their Finnish rider Kauko Nieminen and Co Promoter Jon Cook, an agreement has been reached to allow the rider to race in the Premier League but also retain a Double Up role with the Essex based Club. A formal announcement from the Premier League team will follow once the move has been ratified by the BSPA.
Jon Cook explained: “Kakke has been in need of more meetings to get back to his very best and we felt this was the time to make this move possible. It shouldn’t have too big an affect on our fixtures as the team concerned have a helpful race day but clashes may occur because of the nature of the Premier League’s second phase fixture list, which can’t at this stage be determined. We both felt that Kakke and the Club would benefit from this and he will now share a position with Kevin Doolan, which gives us a ‘horses for courses’ choice for matches. Kev will, therefore, ride for us at Peterborough in our match on the 18th July.
“Stuart Robson will remain at reserve and the fit again Kyle Legault will return to share that position, which is what we had stated at the time of his injury. However, I would like to tell our fans that this is probably the start of changes and it’s likely we won’t stop here although this will be our declared team heading into the first week’s fixtures after the Speedway World Cup.”