Speedway points limit drops

SpeedwayBritish Speedway's AGM finished this weekend with bosses predicting more competitive leagues and promotion and relegation.Elite League chiefs have introduced a new points limit to govern team strengths with the aim of providing a greater parity throughout the nine clubs.

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British Speedway's AGM finished this weekend with bosses predicting more competitive leagues and promotion and relegation.

Elite League chiefs have introduced a new points limit to govern team strengths with the aim of providing a greater parity throughout the nine clubs.

Coventry will defend their title against Belle Vue, Eastbourne, Ipswich, Lakeside, Peterborough, Poole, Swindon and Wolverhampton. Reading have elected to move into the Premier League.


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Transfer speculation will increase with the new limit of 38.85.

The Premier League have welcomed Reading and have allowed Oxford a limited amount of time to try to secure a deal with their Cowley stadium landlords, the GRA for a return of senior racing to the city

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Scunthorpe have also been accepted, which means the League now has 17 certain starters, plus the hoped-for addition of Oxford.

The line-up reads: Berwick, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Isle of Wight, King's Lynn, Mildenhall, Newcastle, Newport, Oxford, Reading, Redcar, Rye House, Scunthorpe, Sheffield, Somerset, Stoke, Workington.

The Premier League points limit has been voted in at 41.5.

Promotion and relegation between the top two leagues will be introduced.

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