The Promoters and Directors of Plymouth Gladiators Speedway have made the following statement; following the news that the planned short National Development League season due to start in mid August has now been cancelled, due to stricter controls and Covid 19 measures being enforced / reenforced by the Government in the past 48 hours:
“We are naturally disappointed to hear the news that the NDL season has been cancelled. We fully understand and support the BSPL in making this decision especially as two of the Teams likely to take part in the NDL are in specific lockdown areas in Leicester and Manchester; and others may be subject to specific added measures.
We are progressing well in talks with the Public Protection + Environmental Health Department of the City Council regarding the Permits / Approval to stage Speedway and Motor Cycling Events at the Coliseum; and also to commence some Events as part of the PACE (Plymouth Arena Community Events) project that we recently announced.
We expect to have various approvals in the next 7-10 days relevant to the guidelines for Covid 19 as they exist at the time of these inspections.
We remain committed to staging top quality Speedway Events in the next few months only if it is safe and viable to do so, subject to all of the necessary approvals.
These may involve Speedway Team Challenges at NDL level with our recently declared Team, Individual Trophy Events and other forms of motor-cycle sport, such as MSDL (Falcons) Speedway; Quad; Sidecar and F2 Speedway.
We will assess and monitor the situation in the next few weeks prior to announcing any Fixtures and plan to continue the successful fortnightly Private Speedway Practice sessions in the meantime.
We are not able at this stage to admit spectators to these Practice Sessions, but will hopefully have positive news soon.
Thank you for your fantastic support and patience and we will do all we can to stage Speedway when we can do so.
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