SWINDON ROBINS: Morris on board for memorial meeting

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YOUNG Australian Nick Morris is the latest Elite League title winning rider to be confirmed for the Bob Kilby Memorial Meeting on March 14.

The season-opening event will not only remember the career life of one of the Robins’ all-time great riders, but will also see the majority of the 2012 league-winning team return to Blunsdon for a night of celebration.

Morris proved an integral part of the title-winning team as he put close to half a point on his average during a decent season, which was his first full year in the top flight of British racing.

The teenager also won the Premier League with Scunthorpe in 2012, and believes the Kilby meeting will prove vital in his preparations for the new season now he has returned to Europe.

“I am looking forward to being back on the bike, and it should be a great way to start the season,” he said.

“It’s a great field with some Grand Prix riders in it as well as some other big names, so it will be a good test for me. A lot of the riders who won the league last year will be there, so it will be good to be able to celebrate at Swindon with the fans.”

Morris joins a line-up already including three-time world champion Nicki Pedersen, title winning Robins Hans Andersen, Jason Doyle and Troy Batchelor, former Swindon riders Mads Korneliussen and Grzegorz Zengota, and Eastbourne’s Bjarne Pedersen.

Further riders are set to be announced in the coming days.

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10:26am Sat 16 Feb 13

swindonbob says...

I hope Simon Stead is invited! He had a poor start to last years campaign but was vital to us at the business end. Always welcome at Blunsdon.
I hope Simon Stead is invited! He had a poor start to last years campaign but was vital to us at the business end. Always welcome at Blunsdon. swindonbob

5:56pm Mon 18 Feb 13

52Chalkie says...

Would there be any reason why he would not be invited?
Would there be any reason why he would not be invited? 52Chalkie

12:05pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Bairdl says...

So - just over a month to go, and the Champions are still a rider short.....should have retained Simon after his efforts last season - Lynn's gain is our loss.
So - just over a month to go, and the Champions are still a rider short.....should have retained Simon after his efforts last season - Lynn's gain is our loss. Bairdl

5:45pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Rovin Robin says...

Simon looked great when he sorted his machinery out,I hope he has a great season and show us all it was a mistake not to keep him in the team. We have a good looking team, the teams look a lot stronger all round this year. Look forward to hearing some good news about Troy soon...
Simon looked great when he sorted his machinery out,I hope he has a great season and show us all it was a mistake not to keep him in the team. We have a good looking team, the teams look a lot stronger all round this year. Look forward to hearing some good news about Troy soon... Rovin Robin

1:01pm Thu 21 Feb 13

swindonspur says...

Reading the speedway star today it seems we only have 5 riders! We haven't paid for Morris yet and Glasgow are refusing us permission to use him!!
Reading the speedway star today it seems we only have 5 riders! We haven't paid for Morris yet and Glasgow are refusing us permission to use him!! swindonspur

9:13pm Thu 21 Feb 13

Bristols says...

There was me thinking Swindon had bought him. Must say an explanation is called for!!
There was me thinking Swindon had bought him. Must say an explanation is called for!! Bristols

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