ERC postponed

Update: 17:45. Elite Riders’ Championship has been postponed due to track conditions.

British Speedway’s 2014 Major Events series gets underway at Coventry this evening, with the Elite Riders’ Championship, for which Vortex Hammers Number one, Peter Karlsson, will be representing the Essex based club.

The meeting, which starts at 6pm and is live on Sky Sports, brings together a competitive field of current Elite League riders, along with  wild card Freddie Lindgren.

Elite Riders Championship – confirmed rider line up:  Danny King (Birmingham), Peter Karlsson (Lakeside), Craig Cook (Belle Vue), Niels-Kristian Iversen (King’s Lynn), Hans Andersen (Coventry), Tai Woffinden (Wolverhampton), Rory Schlein (King’s Lynn), Troy Batchelor (Swindon), Matej Zagar (Belle Vue), Freddie Lindgren (wild card), Peter Kildemand (Swindon), Darcy Ward (Poole), Bjarne Pedersen (Eastbourne), Chris Harris (Coventry), Kenneth Bjerre (King’s Lynn), Mads Korneliussen (Leicester).

In other Hammers action, Lewis Bridger scored 11 points to reach the final of  former Hammers star Joonas Kylmakorpis’ Testimonial at Eastbourne last night, where he was then excluded as the cause of a 1st bend crash.  Fellow Hammers Karlsson scored 5, whilst Hammers Captain Davey Watt suffering from bike problems scoring just  2 points.

In the semi final of the British U21 championship at Plymouth, Hammer asset Jack Kingston progressed through to the final after finishing in second place with 11 points. Hammers asset Marc Owen came agonisingly close to the top six, scoring 8 points, whilst Hammers Fast Track reserve Ben Morley suffered an early heat crash, eventually scoring 5 points.

Image: Heat 10: Peter Karlsson of Lakeside – Lakeside Hammers vs Poole Pirates – Sky Sports Elite League Speedway at Arena Essex Raceway, Purfleet CREDIT: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO