WITH great reluctance and disappointment the British Speedway Promoters Ltd have decided to cancel professional league speedway in the UK for 2020.
This news comes following the announcements made by Prime Minister Boris Johnson last Friday which stated October as the target date for crowds to return to sporting stadia. This does not give enough time for a full season of league racing to be staged.
Of course, everyone associated with Simon Lambert Racing is disappointed with the decision as Simon was really looking forward to riding for Scunthorpe this year, but he totally understands that the health and wellbeing of everybody comes first.
Lambert said: “I’m totally gutted there is no racing this year! However I still have three brand new bikes waiting to be ridden next year. Fingers crossed I might even get to double up in the Premiership and Championship next season too.
“It is strange times that we are all living in at the moment, but I hope everyone keeping safe and well with their families.
“I just want to say a massive thank-you to all my sponsors and supporters for their help in the last few months.
“I am still committed to racing and I will 100 per cent be back at tapes in 2021 raring to go and make up on lost time.”
Rob Godfrey, Chairman of British Speedway Promoters Ltd, added: “We would like to offer our sincere appreciation for the supportive attitude shown to us from our broadcast partners Eurosport, they have been very understanding of this most difficult situation for the sport.
“Promoters up and down the country have worked 24/7 to try and give themselves every opportunity to stage league racing this season and I take my hat off to all those who have shown a positive attitude throughout.”