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World champs sign up for Rory Schlein farewell

By Russell Youll | Speedway | Published:

Two former world champions are on their way to Wolverhampton for Rory Schlein’s farewell.

Rory Schlein

Chris Holder and Jason Doyle are among the first names confirmed for the fixture at Monmore Green on Sunday, July 26 (4pm). They are joined by home favourite Sam Masters alongside former Great Britain international Danny King.

It is a strong start to line-up assembling and Parrys International Wolves skipper Schlein hopes supporters will be happy with the first batch of confirmed names. “I’m really pleased these four guys have agreed to do the meeting and this is just the start of it,” Schlein said.

“It’s good to have Chris involved; he was hoping to be back in British Speedway this year but one or two things have meant that isn’t happening.

“But he’s doing a few individuals at the start of the season and wants to do as many meetings as he can over here. It’s been a while since he’ll have ridden at Wolverhampton, but he’s still a top-class rider and he’ll be in the mix I’m sure. Doyley and I go back a long, long way and to have him involved is great. We’ve had a lot of battles over the years and particularly during some big meetings between Wolves and Swindon over the past few seasons.

“Sam is very popular with the Wolves fans and especially at Monmore, he’s more than capable of beating anybody. I’ve been really impressed with the way he’s improved and progressed since he first came over to the UK and we’ve enjoyed being team-mates for the past three years at Wolves.

“Danny is a former British champion who, on his day, can easily go unbeaten.

“I enjoyed riding with him for a couple of seasons at Ipswich and he’s someone I get on really well with.

“If any of those four names was to win the meeting I don’t think anyone would be surprised - but there’s still a lot of good riders to be added yet.”

Russell Youll

By Russell Youll
@russyoull_star

Group Sports Editor for the Express & Star and Shropshire Star

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