OSTERGAARD ON HOLD

Monday January 18, 2021
PETERBOROUGH captain Ulrich Ostergaard has put back plans to stage a testimonial on the eve of the 2016 season.

The Panthers skipper's meeting, a reward for his lengthy service to British speedway, had initially been earmarked as the curtain-raiser to the new campaign.

But, following discussions with the club's East of England Showground landlords regarding possible dates, and a number of riders he is keen to involve, the decision has been taken to delay the event.

Panthers can confirm their season will launch on Sunday, March 20 and hope to be in a position to confirm details of the opening meeting in the coming days.

Promoter Ged Rathbone said: "A testimonial is not an easy meeting to put together - especially when it features riders of the stature of some of those who are keen to race for Ulrich.

"We're keen to open our season on the weekend of March 19/20, but there are already a couple of big individual meetings scheduled with the opening of the new National Stadium on the Saturday and Chris Harris' testimonial at Coventry the following day.

"We're now looking to see if we can find a suitable date during the summer for Ulrich and we're also working on another exciting meeting to start the season."

Peterborough have provisionally pencilled in their Press & Practice Day for Friday, March 18.

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