Chris Louis looks forward to renewing old rivalries with Peterborough Panthers and a Good Friday double-header is on the cards

Chris Louis

Chris Louis - Credit: Archant

Ipswich Witches director of speedway Chris Louis is looking forward to renewing old rivalries with Peterborough Panthers, now that the Alwalton side are racing in the Premier League in 2014.

Ipswich Witches director of speedway Chris Louis is looking forward to renewing old rivalries with Peterborough Panthers, now that the Alwalton side are racing in the Premier League in 2014.

And that rivalry looks set for a big Good Friday showdown, with home and away Premier League fixtures between the two sides pencilled into the draft fixture list, for what would be a cracking double-header.

“Racing Peterborough on Good Friday in a home and away double-header is what both clubs want to do,” said Louis.

“Much depends on the fixture list and that’s not out for a while yet. But I’ve spoken to Peterborough promoter Mick Horton and he’s up for it.

“It will be great to renew rivalries against Peterborough. I have only ever felt Peterborough and King’s Lynn have given us that derby rivalry in recent years and it’s not just good for us Peterborough have decided to race in the Premier League, but good for the Premier League as a whole as it continues to go from strength to strength.

“Of course, we already have Rye House close by and perhaps it’s being a bit greedy to expect to have more than three clubs from East Anglia in the Premier League.”

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The Witches’ season starts on Saturday, March 22, with Morten Risager’s Testimonial meeting, before the Foxhall club’s first home League Cup clash takes place five nights later.

“I must admit one of the only disadvantages of us racing in the Premier League is the demographics of being in Suffolk, as we have to travel to so many places across the country,” Louis added.

“It was a shame when we went into the Premier League and King’s Lynn went the other way into the Elite League. But Peterborough are in the Premier League now and I can’t wait for our clashes. It will be great for both sets of fans.”

Meanwhile, ‘Early Bird’ season tickets will be available until January, 6 2014 for Witches fans.

They are priced as follows: Adult £230, concession £190, student £190 & grandstand seat £20

From January 7, 2014 the prices will increase: Adults £245, concessions & students £205 with ticket sales ending on February 28, 2014.

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