Schramm's Wasp warning

KING's Lynn racer Chris Schramm is warning his old club Newport not to expect any favours in tonight's Premier League test at the Norfolk Arena.Table-topping Lynn will pull five points clear of closest rivals Birmingham with another big Saddlebow win and Schramm has ruled out divided loyalties after a two year stint in south Wales.

KING's Lynn racer Chris Schramm is warning his old club Newport not to expect any favours in tonight's Premier League test at the Norfolk Arena.

Table-topping Lynn will pull five points clear of closest rivals Birmingham with another big Saddlebow win and Schramm has ruled out divided loyalties after a two year stint in south Wales.

“I really enjoyed my time at Newport,” said Lynn's reliable second string. “It was a good promotion but they just didn't have the crowds to support speedway.

“One thing I've learned at our place this season is to never take anything for granted. Teams you think will put it up to us don't and teams who maybe you go into the meeting feeling confident against have really given us a big challenge.”


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Schramm admits spirits are high again after a weekend victory at Berwick to banish any lingering title doubts from two heavy Bank Holiday defeats.

“It was a big win for us,” he said. “I would put the Bank Holiday meetings down as a blip where all six riders for some reason struggled in the same meetings. Usually you might have one or two off colour but maybe because we have been so good away all season is why people are so surprised when we do lose.

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“Sometimes you make mistakes or have problems with the bike - we're all human at the end of the day.”

Schramm is relishing a high-pressurised end to the campaign with Lynn hunting a league and cup treble.

“It's great to be involved now in all these competitions,” he said. “We have maybe 15 or so meetings left whereas some other clubs have only two or three. For guys like me who don't ride abroad its extra meetings and that always comes in handy. I've enjoyed it a lot at Lynn because for the first time I've really felt I had a full season winning races consistently.”

Schramm moved to the Norfolk Arena after a successful Elite League bow last season at Ipswich and the 25-year-old is desperate to test himself again in the future on the biggest stage.

“I gave it a try and proved I could do it as a British rider and step up,” he said. “I'm still young enough that a year out of it doesn't set you back but there's no doubt riding in the Elite brings you on.

“I've noticed towards the end of this season that your reactions are slower. You pop out from the gate and you're in front again in the Premier. At Elite level you know you are up against it from the gate in every race so you have to be really prepared.

“Unfortunately it wasn't possible to double up this season so I guess we'll wait to see what happens in the winter.”

Stars: 1 Darcy Ward, 2 r/r, 3 Emiliano Sanchez, 4 Chris Schramm, 5 Tomas Topinka, 6 Linus Eklof, 7 Jan Graversen.

Wasps: 1 Ty Proctor, 2 James Holder, 3 Chris Kerr, 4 Jordan Frampton, 5 Paul Fry, 6 Kyle Newman, 7 Jonas Andersson.

Parade 7.30pm, first race 7.45pm.

Admission: Adults �12, concessions �9, �4 juniors (aged 12 to 15) with free entry for children aged 11 and under.

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