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King's Lynn Speedway team boss struck down with coronavirus

King's Lynn Stars speedway club boss Keith Chapman paid tribute to team manager Peter Schroeck who has been struck down with coronavirus.

Schroeck confirmed to the Lynn News today (Thursday) that he was recovering in bed from the Covid-19 virus.

Minors & Brady Stars owner Chapman, nicknamed Buster, also said today about Schroeck: “He’s been so positive throughout the winter and then this hits him, so absolutely I wish him all the best.”

Stars' boss Peter Schroeck.. (31805168)
Stars' boss Peter Schroeck.. (31805168)

Chapman remains confident as well that the shale sport can begin on time, with the recent British Speedway Promoters Ltd AGM stating ambitions for a May start. The authorities confirmed the Premiership, where Lynn compete, is due to commence on Monday, May 3.

Speaking about the campaign starting, Chapman pointed out the Adrian Flux Arena is equipped to cope with social distancing or other measures and added: “We all know it all depends on Covid-19 but we believe we’ll be starting around that date.

“Our stadium is okay to put up with the percentage of the crowd we need.”

Chapman reacted positively to news that British Speedway promoters today launched a new five-year plan with the focus on the talented crop of British youngsters in both professional leagues.

“It’s the best thing that’s ever happened for us that I can remember in my time. The riders have now got something to aim for,” he said

The former BSPA chair revealed he would have loved to have introduced this sort of set-up during his recent tenure.

See the Stars chief’s full reaction in Tuesday’s Lynn News and online.

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