Bees set to fight all the way for EL status

COVENTRY owner Avtar Sandhu says he “will leave no stone unturned” in a bid to keep the club in the British Elite League.

COVENTRY owner Avtar Sandhu says he “will leave no stone unturned” in a bid to keep the club in the British Elite League.

The Bees and Peterborough Panthers are rumoured to have walked out of the BSPA annual meeting at Bournemouth last week after failing to agree on next season’s team-building rules with rival clubs.

Both sides were heavily linked with pulling out of the competition and were set to release statements on their official websites.

But Sandhu told coventrymotorspeedway.com: “We have been advised by our legal advisors not to make any public statement regarding the future of Coventry Bees.


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“We will make a public statement when we are advised that we are able to do so, but we would like to assure fans, riders, sponsors and suppliers that we will be fighting for top flight speedway at Coventry Stadium. We will leave no stone unturned in our search for a solution.”

The Bees are said to be furious with attempts to block Polish reserve Przemyslaw Pawlicki from riding on a 4.00 average in 2011.

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As Pawlicki served just 11 meetings in the black and yellow, he is one short of the 12 needed to qualify for an average. But it has been rumoured the rules could be changed, forcing him to sign on the 6.19 figure he achieved this term.

There has also been talk that Premier League riders seeking to move into the Elite will no longer be allowed to make the jump and start on half of their second tier average from 2010.

It has been suggested this will increase to 65 or 75 percent. With Coventry heavily linked to Newcastle star Kenni Larsen, who could currently sign for them on a 4.84 average, this would also have serious consequences for their team plans. His figure would climb to 7.25 if a 75 percent rule was introduced.

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