Agreement Reached Over New Rules
British Speedway bosses have held top level talks to mutually agree interpretation of new 2018 regulations.
Members of both the British Speedway Promoters’ Association Management Committee (BSPA) and Speedway Control Bureau (SCB) have worked together to ensure more opportunities for home grown riders are available.
In simple terms this means the high profile case of Scott Nicholls has now reached a satisfactory conclusion for all parties and this fine servant to British Speedway is now eligible to race in the middle tier, the SGB Championship.
After deliberation an agreement was reached allowing further opportunities for the use of "home grown" riders ensuring that in particular Championship teams will all have the opportunity to commence the season on competitive terms.
Riders who have previously been eligible for the old Conference League, or the current National Development League, are now eligible for the Championship.
A BSPA spokesman said: "We are pleased to be working alongside the SCB to clarify and reach agreement over this very delicate issue and it is now time for us all to look ahead to the new season with much enthusiasm."
An SCB spokesman said: "The members of the Bureau fully appreciate the complex issues facing promoters at this moment in time.
"We are fully committed to assisting them to re-establish a firm foundation for the sport from which to move forward."