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TUNGATE COMPLETES PANTHERS

Aussie Championship runner-up Rohan Tungate is keen to bring his red-hot form to Peterborough after being named as Panthers’ final signing.

31 / 01 / 2019, 09:50

Australian Championship runner-up Rohan Tungate is keen to bring his red-hot form to Peterborough after being unveiled as Panthers’ final 2019 signing.

The Kurri Kurri-born star has enjoyed an impressive summer season Down Under, culminating in a 19-point maximum at the final Aussie Championship round in his hometown.

I’ve always liked Peterborough. It’s a good track and it’s one that suits me a lot, so I’m really looking forward to riding for them.

Rohan Tungate

Despite being pipped to top spot overall by former Belle Vue team mate Max Fricke, Tungate’s efforts were enough to earn him an SGP qualification semi-final spot and a return to the SGB Premiership with Peterborough.

Tungate comes into the side on a 7.61 average, replacing GB star Chris Harris, who was axed without turning a wheel for financial reasons. He teams up with the likes of former SGP racers Craig Cook and Hans Andersen at the East of England Showground.

After months of sweating on his UK future, the 2018 Aussie champion is delighted to have been handed an opportunity with the Panthers.

He said: “I’ve always liked Peterborough. It’s a good track and it’s one that suits me a lot, so I’m really looking forward to riding for them.

“Hopefully I can do a good job. I think the team looks really good, and I’m just going to go out and do the best I can for them.

“I felt great in the Australian Championships. I had a bit of a job to do in the last round but I knew what I had to do, and it all went to plan so I can’t really complain about that!

“This is now a new challenge which I can look forward to. I’m also racing for Lodz in Poland. I’ve been there for three or four years and that’s a good place to be, so hopefully it will be a good season.”

 

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