KENT have re-signed Alex Spooner after their National Development League captain Rob Ledwith elected to stop racing.
Spooner rode for the club in 2018-19 before losing his place over the winter, but he will now return for the Royals’ next fixture at Belle Vue on July 2.
Promoter Len Silver said: “My personal feelings are that I shall miss Rob, who has acted like a teenager on his bike in spite of being not too far off his 50th birthday, and I certainly admired his efforts to resurrect the past.
“But it now gives Alex the chance to improve with the bulk of the team’s fixtures still to come.
“It’s turning out to be a very eventful season and one to stretch the capabilities of our two team managers.”