|Date||Tapes Up||Competition||Season||Additional Info|
|Monday, July 3, 2023||7:30 pm||Sports Insure Premiership R1||2023||Abandoned after Heat 10 (Rain) – Result stands|
SHEFFIELD were comfortable 37-23 winners over Peterborough in a Sports Insure Premiership match which was curtailed after ten races.
The Owlerton circuit was hit by a couple of heavy showers resulting in race times dropping by around seconds, and a halt was called after Heat 10.
Jack Holder scored a nine-point maximum for the hosts, with Josh Pickering adding 7+1. Richie Worrall top-scored for the Panthers with six.
Pickering said: “It wasn’t nice; we like to come to work and leave in one piece.
“At the end of the day, we are professional sportsmen and we can ride anything – however, we can’t race it when you’ve got four guys going into the one spot of the track where we would all like to be.
“Visibility comes at a cost and we’d also got the sun coming into turn three which was also a bit of an issue and would be on any day – but when the track is that wet and icy it can be quite dangerous.”
Panthers boss Rob Lyon said: “I said to my guys that your safety is my concern and I need a collective view on what your thoughts are moving forward.
“There was a majority vote that they felt it was unsafe to continue and I think the Sheffield boys felt it was a similar situation.
“The referee made a call based on that information; the track was rideable but not raceable and it was a shame. It’s hard on the fans, I get that, it was a difficult call but I think it was the right decision.”
SHEFFIELD 37: Jack Holder 9, Josh Pickering 7+1, Tobiasz Musielak 6, Kyle Howarth 5, Adam Ellis 4, Dan Gilkes 4, Lewis Kerr 2+1.
PETERBOROUGH 23: Richie Worrall 6, Vadim Tarasenko 5, Hans Andersen 5, Benjamin Basso 4, Ben Cook 2, Niels-Kristian Iversen 1+1, Jordan Jenkins 0.
Abandoned after Heat 10 (Rain) – Result stands
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Photo credit: CHARLOTTE FLANIGAN