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Poole have announced that Australian star Brady Kurtz, who has also ridden for Somerset and Plymouth, will return for a third season at Wimborne Road next year. The 21-year-old will start the campaign as the club’s highest-averaged rider having achieved an 8.08 figure in 2017. Pirates promoter Matt Ford said: “I couldn’t be happier that …

Former Plymouth favourite Ben Barker will be making a long distance commute next season after agreeing a return to Championship side Redcar. The Cornwall-based rider made a great impression in his first season with the Bears and was a runaway winner of the club’s ‘Rider of the Year’ accolade. “I’m really pleased to have everything …

Plymouth have appointed Lee Kilby as their new commercial manager. Lee is the son of former Exeter and Swindon rider, the late Bob Kilby, and has been working in a similar role for Premiership champions Swindon. Plymouth co-promoter Mark Phillips said: “Lee has several years experience of working with Swindon and his knowledge will be …

Bristol’s Lando Norris signed off from the Formula Three category in style after bringing his Carlin prepared Dallara-Volkswagen home second in a thrilling and eventful Macau Grand Prix. Having started seventh on the 21-car grid in what is considered the ‘blue riband’ F3 race of the year, Norris finished 0.568 seconds be- hind the winner …

Plymouth supporters will be taking a keen interest in any news from this weekend’s annual meeting of the British Speedway Promoters’ Association to see if there are any clues as to the future for the Plymouth Devils. As the AGM concentrates on matters involving the Premiership and Championship clubs, it is likely that Devils fans …

The West Country has been given the cold shoulder by the Auto Cycle Union’s Moto-X Committee judging by the venues selected for the 2018 Maxxis Tyres-backed British Moto-X Championships, despite there being three top class sites that, in the past years, have hosted title rounds, namely Landrake Moto Park near Saltash, Whiteway Barton at Kingsteignton …

Adam Roynon, who finished top of the Plymouth averages, won the ‘Rider of the Season’ award at the Devils’ presentation dinner in the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Friday evening. The award for the ‘Most Improved Rider’ went to 16-year-old Henry Atkins while Richard Andrews picked up the trophy for the most bonus points and also …

With the Auto Cycle Union, the Motorcycle Federation and the Amateur Motorcycling Association all observing Remembrance Day there are no sanctioned events taking place in the United Kingdom today. However, there is plenty going on behind the scenes. Somerset-based RT Keedwell Transport have confirmed that they will be backing the 2018 British Solo Trials Championship, …