Monday June 06, 2022
WOLVERHAMPTON’S home fixture with Peterborough on Monday was abandoned after one attempted race due to track conditions.

The West Midlands had been hit by heavy rain over the weekend with the track unable to dry out properly throughout the course of Monday.

Discussions between the two sets of riders took place in the build-up to the meeting and with track work carried out right up until start time, both teams were prepared to give it a go.

But when home reserve Leon Flint came down on bends one and two with experienced former Grand Prix rider Scott Nicholls also struggling to turn the bike for the visitors, a decision was soon reached to call the meeting off for rider safety.

Team Manager Peter Adams said: “We’d had a lot of rain here in the last 24-hours and the track hadn’t really dried out because there’s been no wind, no sun.

“We walked the track before the meeting and it looked a little bit difficult in one or two places and the track guys did what they could with it.

“But as we saw in Heat One it wasn’t enough unfortunately.

“All four of them I think were in difficulties and it was disappointing, but I also think it was the right decision.”

All ticket holders from Monday’s meeting will be admitted free of charge to another Parrys International Wolves home fixture this season whilst anyone who produces their purchased Peterborough programme will receive a new one on the restaging date which is yet to be arranged.

Wolverhampton now aim to make it back-to-back successes on the road when they travel to Sheffield on Thursday (June 9, 7.30).

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