Danish superstar Nikolaj Busk Jakobsen has agreed to join the Olympus Marquees Berwick Bandits (Powered by Mike Hope, Wooler) for.the remainder of the 2017 SGB Championship season pending the usual BSPA approval.
Nikolaj joins the Bandits on loan from Rye House and has an impressive record around Shielfield Park racing for the Rockets and the Peterborough Panthers in past seasons taking good points.
Pre-GP Friday night is SGB Championship Pairs night in the UK and with the inclement weather forecast, the Somerset Rebels' management have had their track covered since Thursday afternoon.
As has been proven here at Berwick on numerous occasions, track covers can save meetings threatened with rain and it's hoped that this system, making it's debut at the Somerset track will do the job as well as has been seen at Shielfield Park.
After the 42-all draw that had a bit of everything on Saturday night the Olympus Marquees Berwick Bandits (Powered by Mike Hope, Wooler) go north west to visit the Glasgow "Allied Vehicles Tigers" (at 3.00pm) in the return of the feisty, and wet, SGB Championship match at Shielfield Park.
Thankfully the weather forecast for Clydeside is good with no expected issues with the soggy stuff from the sky, with the Bandits determined to show they are capable of holding the Tigers on their own shale after a spirited Saturday night.
Saturday night at seven sees the Olympus Marquees Berwick Bandits (Powered by Mike Hope, Wooler) return home after their spirited match at Sheffield on Thursday full of belief that they are capable of putting one over the Glasgow Tigers (currently third in the SGB Championship league table, who they held well in the early stages of their last Borders' battle back in April before just losing out 44-46 and now feel that extra step in within their grasp.
The Berwick Bandits take to their travels once again for this evening's SGB Championship at the Sheffield Tigers for the second time this 2017 season, and have a lot of catching up to do as way back in April the Borderers went down 30-61.
Ok, so Berwick lost to Ipswich 45-47, but the Berwick public left Shielfield Park on Saturday night exhausted having seen a superb speedway event that started at a snails-pace, boiling over to fever pitch come Heat 15 with the old adage "Speedway was the winner" more apt after that match than any other.
Following last night's defeat at Edinburgh, albeit with verve and attitude, the Olympus Marquees Berwick Bandits (Powered by Mike Hope, Wooler) need to regroup rapidly for the still challenge ahead tonight.
Ipswich Witches are at Shielfield Park as part of a mini Northern tour and come armed with a tough range of ammunition including Rory Schlein and Danny King, and a team never to be underestimated
Richard Lawson lined up for the Olympus Marquees Berwick Bandits (Powered by Mike Hope, Wooler) at Newcastle on Sunday night against a set of Diamonds boasting two of his own Glasgow team mates in Richie Worrall and Aaron Summers and the Berwick choice proved to be the cream of the Clydeside crop.
The Berwick Bandits and Newcastle Diamonds take to the shale circuits again this weekend, but its only one match with the local derby at Brough Park tomorrow at 6.30pm in the SGB Championship.
The Bandits have a week off at Shielfield Park for the Speedway World Cup first round that sets off at King's Lynn this evening, but it's all systems go in Byker tomorrow at 6.30pm for the next local derby league encounter.