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HOLDER TARGETS TITLE BID WITH STARS

King’s Lynn No.1 Chris Holder targeted a title charge with his new side after admitting he nearly joined the Stars 10 years ago.

17 / 12 / 2016, 11:33

King’s Lynn No.1 Chris Holder targeted a title charge with his new side after admitting he nearly joined the Stars 10 years ago.

The Sydneysider completed a loan switch to the Adrian Flux Arena after nine straight seasons with the Poole Pirates since 2008, which have seen him play a key role in the club reaching seven Elite League Grand Finals, winning the championship five times.

You always want to be riding for a club that can be competing at the top, so hopefully we can be in the running for the title.

Chris Holder

It’s a stellar record he’s keen to enhance at King’s Lynn, where he joins GB star Robert Lambert, Troy Batchelor, Nicklas Porsing, Kai Huckenbeck and Lewis Rose, with one rider still to be named.

Having feared he wouldn’t get an SGB Premiership spot due to his 12.53 average, which saw him released by Poole, Holder can’t wait to get started with the Stars – a club he nearly joined in 2007, when he opted to spend a second season with the Isle of Wight.

He told the club's official website: “I’m really excited about the whole thing. With the Poole thing not working out, it’s good to get an opportunity to keep racing in England.

“I think the fresh start could be pretty good for me. Obviously the new rules went against me at Poole, but I’m looking forward to riding for King’s Lynn and want to make sure it’s a good year.

“King’s Lynn is a place where I’ve done pretty well before, and I came quite close to signing for them in the Premier League in 2007. It’s a bit delayed but it’s nice to finally get a chance to race there, and I’m looking forward to the challenge.

“You always want to be riding for a club that can be competing at the top, so hopefully we can be in the running for the title.

“King’s Lynn have been there or thereabouts the last few years, but they’ve always had a lot of injuries so hopefully we can have some more luck this year. With the team that’s being talked about, we should have a strong side on paper so if we can transfer that on to the track we should do well.”

 

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