Wednesday December 12, 2018
BIRMINGHAM will have another familiar face in their Championship line-up next season - this time in the shape of Kyle Newman.

The Dorset born racer is the fourth signing for the Brummies as he joins Ulrich Ostergaard alongside newcomers Ashley Morris and Paco Castagna.

Newman competed in 28 fixtures for the Brummies in 2010 and has enjoyed plenty of success since, including four league titles at various levels.

Injuries hindered his 2018 campaign with Leicester and Lakeside but Newman, who turns 27 this Friday, says he’s fully fit again and is buzzing to be back with the Brummies.

“This year was pretty tough but I’m not going to dwell on it,” Newman said.

“I’m going to put it behind me and it only makes me determined to kick on again in 2019.

“I’m already itching to get back on the bike and it’s great to be back at Birmingham next season.

“I’m already seeing open days and practice day dates and I’ve already got the buzz back.

“I know what I’m capable of at this level and to be back at a club I’ve been with before can only be a good thing.

“When I was at Birmingham before the main thing I remember is the atmosphere and the enthusiasm of the supporters.

“Speaking to the management, that’s definitely still there especially with them moving back up the leagues.

“I have to say I’ve been really impressed with all the positivity from David (Mason - co-owner) and Laurence (Rogers - team manager) right from the first conversation and I’m looking forward to being a part of what they’ve got going on there.

“So I think me moving back to Birmingham is a win-win situation and I’m confident I can have a good season.”

Meanwhile team boss Laurence Rogers said: “I first worked with Kyle during his Newport days at the front end of his career and you could see then there was a damn good speedway rider in there.

“He really started to show that potential when he was part of the fast-track system with Poole in 2014 and he’s developed into a real solid rider ever since.

“He joins the Brummies on a 5.83 average - and again that’s an absolute bargain at this level because this is a rider who’s achieved an average of over seven in the top league before.

“Having spoken to Kyle extensively over the past couple of weeks, he really is fired up for next season and I have no doubt that he can rediscover his best form as a part of this Birmingham side.”

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