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King's Lynn boss says number one is seeking home comforts in the UK

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King’s Lynn speedway boss Alex Brady hopes the fact that number one Josh Pickering is seeking home comforts in the UK will benefit the Stars.

Australian rider Pickering is one of four new faces in the Minors & Brady Stars’ 2022 line-up.

He is winding up commitments Down Under before aiming to jet over to Britain at the end of next month.

Josh Pickering - one of four new faces for the King's Lynn Stars in 2022 - in action.
Josh Pickering - one of four new faces for the King's Lynn Stars in 2022 - in action.

Team manager Brady said: “Josh is racing out in Australia at the moment.

“He came third in the New South Wales Championships a fortnight ago, he fell off in the final of the Mildura Masters last Friday and he’s in the Darcy Ward Invitational this Saturday, so he’s keeping himself busy.

“Because of Covid they scrapped the Aussie Championships over the winter, only a couple of states are running their championships like New South Wales.

“I think once the Darcy Ward one is done, that’s Josh done and then he’ll be here the back end of February.

“Josh is looking to move around to a property in the Midlands area because he is racing in Poland next season.

“He needs somewhere that works not only for getting him in and out of Poland but obviously he’s also racing for Edinburgh in the Championship.

“Basing himself centrally in the country makes it easier for him for airports.”

Brady said the new regional pre-season cup competition, scheduled for the very end of March, sees Lynn tackle local rivals Ipswich and Peterborough home and away. The winners of that group advance to a two-legged final against the winners of the other group.

The Premiership league programme is due to begin at the start of May.

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