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Somerset Rebels 2013 team launch
10:00am Wednesday 20th March 2013 in Sport Latest
THE long winter months are almost over for Somerset Rebels speedway fans as the team launch their 2013 season tomorrow (Friday) with their Press and Practice Day.
The afternoon session is restricted to sponsors, season ticket holders and specially invited guests, but the gates will be open to fans at 5pm so they can attend the evening practice session.
Rebels promoter Debbie Hancock said: “The time for talking and wondering about how the season will pan out is now at an end and I am sure the fans are as eager for the season to start as the promotion and management team here at the Oaktree Arena are.
“We had a great year in 2012, winning the League Cup and narrowly missing out by a single race point on winning the Premier League Championship, so the ‘class of 2013’ have a tough act to follow, but I know that they are well up for the task and season that lies ahead of them.
“So we look forward to meeting up with as many fans as possible at Friday’s Press and Practice Day, and if anyone has not been to speedway before I urge them to give it a try, I am sure they won’t be disappointed.
“It is, in essence, an extreme sport, being fast and furious with four riders racing head-to-head in each heat on 500cc motorbikes that have no brakes, but it can combine that by providing a great family night out with people able to visit the pits prior to the meeting getting underway to see the riders preparing for the 15 heats of breath-taking action that lies ahead.”
Following Friday’s Press and Practice Day, the Rebels’ competitive action commences on Good Friday, March 29, with a challenge match against local West Country rivals, the Plymouth Devils, the turnstiles opening at 5.30pm with the action getting underway at 7.30pm.