Tresarrieu signs for Witches, as Risager set to return

IPSWICH ‘Sackers’ Witches have signed Frenchman Mathieu Tresarrieu as a replacment for Chris Schramm.

IPSWICH ‘Sackers’ Witches have signed Frenchman Mathieu Tresarrieu as a replacment for Chris Schramm.

Schramm is out for the rest of the season after sustaining back injuries at Newport three weeks ago, and Tresarrieu goes straight into the Witches team for Friday night’s first round, second leg KO Cup replay with Scunthorpe.

That, coupled with the return of Morten Risager to the Witches line-up at Scunthorpe will see the Foxhall outfit back to a full-strength team.

Ipswich director of speedway Chris Louis said: “I am very pleased to have Mat on board and I believe he will bring something to the team that is missing on our travels, especially at the big tracks.


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“With his Long Track experience and the experience gained riding for Peterborough last season in the Elite League we are looking to him to help turn round our disappointing away form.

“He will miss a couple of meetings during the season due to his FIM Long Track commitments but we will be allowed a facility to cover for him.

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“Mat will be basing himself in the UK.”

Tresarrieu has already ridden in the Premier league this season for a short spell when Leicester signed him as temporary cover for the injured Ilya Bondarenko.

Meanwhile Risager rode in a Danish meeting on Friday night, winning one race on his way to a paid six points.

He suffered no ill effects and will be racing in two more Danish meetings before returning to the Foxhall side on Friday.

Lasse Bjerre has been back to Denmark for some treatment on his knee he injured in Denmark last Monday and he is confident that he will also be fit to ride on Friday. There is no meeting at Foxhall this week, as it is the Spedeweekend, but league high-fliers Glasgow are next in action on the Heath, on July 7.

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