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Birmingham Brummies all set to take on the Sheffield Tigers – Preview

Birmingham Brummies all set to take on the Sheffield Tigers

The Birmingham Brummies go head-to-head with reigning Champions the Sheffield Tigers this evening, Monday (March 25, 7.30) as Premiership racing returns to Perry Barr with a bang.

It will be the first top flight fixture in the Second City for a decade following the club’s elevation during the winter.

And their home opener couldn’t come much bigger with the visitors boasting a star-studded side.

Sheffield are led by current Grand Prix racer Jack Holder, who also won the Speedway of Nations with Australia in 2022.

His brother, Chris, was World Champion in 2012.

Great Britain captain Tai Woffinden is also included – a three-times World Champion.

Former British Under-21 Champion Kyle Howarth skippers their side while all-action Aussie Josh Pickering, who has proved to be a very popular guest for the Brummies in recent seasons, is also in the main body of their team.

But the Brummies are fired up and raring to go for their first meeting on home shale following a behind-closed-doors practice last week.

Both teams have had one league fixture on the road so far – and ironically both ended in a 47-43 defeat at Oxford.

But Curtis Sport Brummies captain Steve Worrall is looking forward to such a stern opening test at home and can’t wait to get out in front of the Perry Barr faithful.

“This is the one we’ve been waiting for,” Worrall said.

“I know we’ve been to Oxford already and lost but I think we can take some things away from that.

“Yes, at Oxford we started off terribly.

“All of us were kind of scratching our heads; we all know our bikes but when you’re trying to figure out the set-ups in far from ideal conditions, it is tough.

“It took us all a couple of heats but when we found the set-ups and got going, we didn’t half pull it back.

“It was a really good showing in the end, some really positive signs, everyone dug deep and it stands us in good stead I feel.

“We all can’t wait to get out there now in front of our home fans and for it to be against Sheffield with the team they’ve got, what a night it should be.

“There are no slouches in their team but I think it should be a fantastic night and hopefully everyone will get behind it and we’ll be able to put on a show for our fans.”

Winter signing Wiktor Lampar will be making his home debut and got his maiden UK meeting under his belt in the 47-43 defeat at Oxford earlier this month, scoring 5+1 and earning his first race win.

And after testing the Second City track behind closed doors last Monday, Lampart is now excited to put on a show for the Curtis Sport Brummies faithful.

“I am looking forward to my first meeting at Birmingham,” Lampart said.

“This is my first season in England but I hope I can do well.

“We have some tough meetings to start but I hope we can win.”

Whilst tickets will be available on the gate, they are also available online for £23 adults, £20 concessions (with proof) and £10 students (with proof) – children under 16 are admitted free of charge!

Brand new racenight ‘VIP Gold Tickets’ are also available for £39 – this includes a raceday programme, a pre-meeting pits visit, a centre green experience as well as use of the executive boxes upstairs in the main grandstand.

All tickets can be purchased by visiting: https://www.trybooking.com/uk/events/landing/56057?

This fixture will also be streamed via BrummiesTV. You can register now and buy your meeting pass for £12.99 at: https://www.brummies.tv

For any supporters travelling from Wolverhampton, there will also be coaches available. Full details at:birmingham-speedway.com/news.php?extend.3423

BIRMINGHAM: Vaclav Milik, Tom Brennan, Wiktor Lampart, Steve Worrall, Scott Nicholls, Zach Cook, Leon Flint.

SHEFFIELD: Jack Holder, Kyle Howarth, Chris Holder, Josh Pickering, Tai Woffinden, Jason Edwards, Dan Gilkes.

Words and Feature Image by Birmingham Brummies

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