King’s Lynn speedway boss Rob Lyon is being optimistic for the new season as the countdown begins to the new season.
He says he has created a new team with only two riders from the 2023 campaign and is excited about his new squad.
Only Michael Palm Toft and Anders Rowe – in the Rising Star slot – return, with new faces including Sports Insure Premiership No 1, Polish ace Tobiasz Musielak, and fellow new signing Patryk Wojdylo.
Lyon said: “I managed King’s Lynn twice last season, and in the first of those at Belle Vue, Michael beat (Brady) Kurtz and (Dan) Bewley a couple of times and scored paid-13, but then in the following meeting he got injured.
“We know his capabilities, and if he can steer clear of injuries he can be one of those unassuming riders who goes about his business without too much press, and he could well be our trump card.
“He may well go to reserve in the early days, not through any fault of his own but on the basis of what Patryk may or may not do, and it means we should always have two good reserves.
“When I look around the other teams there’s probably only one, maybe two, who could match that in terms of quality, so I think we’re well set in that respect.
“We knew the team needed a complete re-set, that was always our thinking, and we have several riders coming in who are completely new to King’s Lynn fans.
“We’ve got a team with a proper No.1 and which overall I’m confident will be very competitive in this league, and we should be able to achieve good things.”
The Stars are just ten weeks away from the start of their league season as they visit Leicester on Thursday March 21, with the Adrian Flux Arena opener against the Lions just one week later on March 28.