The Wightlink Warriors speedway team continue to show their intent to be one of the 2017 National League front runners by announcing their 5th winter signing in the shape of Nathan Greaves, as well as securing the return of the popular Tyler Govier.
18-year-old Greaves, described as ‘hot property’ during this winter’s signing period, will add to his 4 seasons of experience to battle for the Warriors in 2017.
“I rode the Island last season and although the track was a challenge, I thoroughly enjoyed racing it. The Isle of Wight promoters spoke to me and after considering their offer I am now delighted to become a Warrior and am really looking forward to the 2017 season”.
Tyler Govier will return to the team in 2017 after his season was cut short this year following team restructuring whilst he was injured. Tyler will return on a 3.30 average.
Govier, who is currently on a working/riding/holiday trip to Australia, said:
“I am really glad to be back again for the second year running as I enjoy my racing and all the people at the Isle of Wight, it’s a great club with great promotion.
“It was a shame my season didn’t end the way I wanted it too last year having the 2 big crashes and ending up with the concussion after Kent. I then had to sit the reminder of the season out. However, after spending some time away from the sport, I have travelled to Australia and have ridden for the first time since the crash, which was very successful and I plan on riding again whilst I’m here”.
Isle of Wight team boss, Jackie Vatcher said:
“We have been busy trying to put the best 7 riders together for a serious challenge on the league title next season and we are delighted how our plans at the top end of the team have already come together. However, we all know the secret of success and a winning team is to have all members of the team who can win races, and for us to enable to bring Tyler back in to the team for 2017 on such a low average is a massive bonus.
“It was unfortunate how Tyler’s season ended with the Warriors last season but there is no doubting his ability to win races, especially around Smallbrook, and we aim to make our home venue a fortress in 2017 and Tyler’s inclusion will be key to that.
“Depending on the format of the team, Tyler will most likely start the year in one of the reserve positions, so already the Warriors are looking to have a really solid look from top to bottom. Exciting times, bring on the spring.”