POOLE have snapped up Australian racer Zach Cook as well as confirming a return for his brother Ben ahead of the new Championship season.
Ben will go into his second year with the Pirates whilst Zach joins the reigning champions from Plymouth, although he did guest for the Wimborne Road side on several occasions in 2021.
Promoter Danny Ford said: “Without a doubt Zach was the best guest we had, but even when he wasn’t riding for us, he was usually in the pits spannering for Ben and very much became an integral member of the team, and to bring him in as a full-time Pirate for 2022 was very much our intention.
“Judging from the reaction to a question raised at the post-meeting press conference on the night when we beat Leicester in the play-off semi-finals, it was an expectation amongst supporters too that we should offer him a place for this year.
“I really believe that we will see an even better Zach than his average suggests, he has always been very happy around the Poole boys, and I think having the two brothers feeding off each other will also prove beneficial to our cause.”