The motor racing Newport Wasps
have sped up their challenge for the title in the British Premier League by adding a new rider. Jason Doyle
, from Poole Pirates, joins Leigh Lanham
to lead the team.
Newport Hornets Matt Bates leads Isle of Wight's Rob Smith. Courtesy of Newport Hornets
“I had to act because we need to be firing on all cylinders in order to pull our season around,” club boss Steve Mallett said in a press release.
“Jason became available after recently covering for Steve Boxall at Rye House and he is clearly a class act at Premier League level.”
The reshuffle means that Swedish rider Kim Nilsson is released after an issue about his availability. Mark Jones also has been recalled at the expense of Alex Davies.
Newport already had announced the signing of Australian Justin Sedgmen, who was with Birmingham last season. Both newcomers will make their Wasps debuts in a fixture away at Edinburgh on Friday. They take the track at home in Queensway Meadows this Saturday at 7pm against Sheffield.