SWINDON ROBINS: Turbo Twins confident
POOLE’S Turbo Twins Chris Holder and Darcy Ward go into tonight’s meeting in confident mood after keeping the Pirates’ title hopes alive in Monday’s first leg.
The Australian duo won back-to-back tactical rides in heats 10 and 11 as the Dorset side clawed back an 18-point deficit to only trail by seven going into the second leg, using every inch of the Blunsdon track in the process.
World champion Holder believes the Pirates’ rally in the second half of the meeting could prove vital in the context of the final, but insisted his side need to make a better start this evening.
“Monday was up and down for us and it wasn’t looking good for us when we were 18 points down, but we pulled it back and we are happy with seven points,” he said.
“If it was 10 points or more we would have been in trouble, but we can do it and we are looking forward to Wednesday but we need get going quickly and make a fast start.”
Ward is determined to play his part in helping Poole retain the title they won last season, but knows the Robins will not make it easy for them.
“It is not over yet, and seven points is better than what we had in heat 10, so it is good to know we can beat them,” he said.
“Swindon are a quality team, so we will need to put 110 per cent in Wednesday night.
“We are trying to keep the title at Poole but it is a new team and it will be tough, but we will be doing our best to finish the job.
“It is not going to be easy, but we have won it before and that is the little edge we need then we will take it.”
Poole’s third heat leader Krzysztof Kasprzak had to rely on borrowing Holder and Ward’s bikes during the meeting after suffering machinery problems, but has vowed to sort things out by this evening.
“It was hard in the first leg because there was something wrong, but I borrowed bikes and won the race,” he said.
“I said thanks to him and I won the races, thanks very much, and I hope we will be okay on Wednesday.”