Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

GREAT DANE EAGER TO ADD MORE BITE; Speedway

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

GREAT DANE EAGER TO ADD MORE BITE; Speedway

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Byline: MARTIN NEAL

MAXIMUM man Ulrich Ostergaard believes he can get even better after a stunning start to the season.

The new Redcar Bears No 1 has made an excellent start to life at South Tees Motorsports Park and stormed to a magnificent paid maximum in last Thursday's Premier League Trophy win over Edinburgh.

His exploits were overshadowed by the horror crash which left Gary Havelock with multiple injuries.

But his performance - and that of new stand-in skipper Aaron Summers - played a key role in the Practical Car and Van Rental Bears taking all three points from their visitors despite having just five riders from heat five onwards.

Matej Kus is still missing with a fractured wrist, but Carl Wilkinson makes his debut in this evening's League Trophy clash at home to Scunthorpe (7.30pm start) after being drafted in on loan from tonight's visitors to replace Havelock.

And Ostergaard is looking to carry on from where he left off.

"Last week I was trying and engine I hadn't used before," said the Danish ace.

"I'd tried it at Belle Vue's press and practice day and didn't really like it but I thought I'd give it a go at Redcar because they are two different tracks.

"I didn't make the best of gates, so I need to improve that bit, but the bike was going alright and you can't complain about a paid maximum.

"I like the track because you can come from behind, unlike when we went to Newcastle where you had to gate. There are so many racing lines here and I like that.

"That's what I enjoy about speedway. Of course it's nice to come out of the gate and win it but sometimes as a rider it gives you a bigger boost if you have a fight with other people and pass them.

"Last time I was in the Premier League I had a high average so my target is to achieve a higher average than I have now (8. …

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