Redcar’s newest recruit Adam Roynon cannot wait to resume his Bears
career against Newcastle on Friday, (19:30 start) after rejoining the
club in the winter as he hailed his new side as “a great team”.

The Cumbrian is in good spirits ahead of the Tyne-Tees trophy battle,
“I’m more than looking forward to getting started. The team is a proper
side and everything at Redcar is a welcome change from what I have
experienced in the last few years, this club is going places and it’s up
to the 7 riders to continue that upward trajectory.”

Roynon also believes that there is already a positive team spirit
developing within the camp, “At the press and practice weekend we all
had a good laugh, there’s no ego’s within the side, everyone is gelling
well and Redcar is a happy place to be. 2022 is going to be a great
season and that will all start on Friday.”

The former Newcastle Diamond believes Redcar have been underestimated in
certain quarters ahead of the eagerly anticipated season, “Absolutely,
each rider has the potential to increase their average and even if we
maintain our averages I believe that will mean we have a winning team
come October but there’s a lot of racing before then.”

The 33 year old does not believe previous club associations are
important for the future with his first fixture coming against his last
employers, Newcastle, “It doesn’t matter to me which team I am racing
against, I’m there to do a job for my current team which is Redcar and
anything that has happened in the past is just experienced that I have
gained which I can put into practice for Redcar.”

Newcastle come into the clash with new 2022 recruits including the
returning Lee Complin to British Speedway after 10 years out of the
saddle. The Diamonds have also signed Bradley Wilson-Dean as their
number 1 whilst they also welcome a newcomer to British Speedway in the
form of George Congreve. The Diamonds have retained the services of Max
Clegg, Matthew Wethers and James Wright whilst they also welcome Paul
Starke into the side who has previously shown a liking to The ECCO Arena

The Bears welcome back 6 of their septet for their respective spells in
Bears colours whilst club bosses also welcome Jason Edwards to the club
for his first spell as a Redcar rider. The Bears are the current holders
of the Tyne-Tees trophy after a 97-82 aggregate win back in 2019.
Remarkably, from the 2 sides who competed for the trophy 24 months ago
only 2 riders still line up for their respective teams in the form of
Charles Wright and Matthew Wethers!

Redcar Agilia Bears.

1 Charles Wright. 8.37 Captain
2 Adam Roynon 5.08
3 Lewis Kerr 7.47
4 Kasper Andersen 5.87
5 Erik Riss 7.84
6 Jason Edwards 2.16
7 Jordan Jenkins 3.61

TM Jade Mudgway

Newcastle Advance Fire and Security Diamonds in Association with SecuriCorp

1 Bradley Wilson Dean. 8.21
2 Matthew Wethers 6.47
3 James Wright. 5.07 (C)
4 Max Clegg 5.27
5 Paul Starke 6,11
6 Lee Complin 4.00
7 George Congreve 4.00

Team manager Steve Pate