Mildenhall Fen Tigers sign trio of riders including the returning Joe Jacobs

Joe Jacobs

Joe Jacobs - Credit: Jeff Higgott / SEQUELLA.CO.UK

Joe Jacobs and Josh Bates have joined Mildenhall Fen Tigers, alongside Daniel Halsey, who signed earlier this week.

Joe Jacobs and Josh Bates have joined Mildenhall Fen Tigers, alongside Daniel Halsey, who signed earlier this week.

Jacobs first rode for Mildenhall in 2009 and was an important member of the all-conquering ‘Grand Slam’ side of 2012. He returns as the new Mildenhall number one following an impressive 2013 season with the Coventry ‘Storm’ in the National League and Glasgow in the Premier League. Jacobs has also secured one of the Elite League reserve berths with Wolverhampton.

Young Yorkshire flyer Bates returns for a third season with the Fen Tigers, following a highly successful 2013 season which saw him up his average by over two points whilst also gaining experience in the Premier League. This didn’t go unnoticed as along with Halsey and Jacobs he also secured an Elite League reserve berth. Bates will be riding for the Swindon ‘Robins.

And the Fen Tigers have also moved for promising 16-year-old Connor Mountain at reserve as they look to challenge strongly to regain the National League crown.

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Chairman Kevin Jolly said: “We wanted to move quickly and give our loyal support an early Christmas present and we feel we have done exactly that. In my opinion there will not be a more powerful and exciting top three in the National League next season.

“Connor is a highly promising youngster and an impressive and professional young man. We were very impressed by his performances on and off the track when he guested.

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Jacobs is pleased to be returning to his old club -

‘I have already had some great times at Mildenhall and it is where I first started in the sport so it holds a special place for me. I am coming back a much better rider I feel than when I left, the experience of riding in the Premier League all last season with Glasgow really has helped me.

I can’t wait to get racing again in the Fen Tigers colours and look forward to the responsibility of being the club’s number one. I am sure we will be challenging for honours next season and I can’t wait for the season to start’

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