PETER JUUL SIGNS FOR GLASGOW FOR 2009
The “Buildbase” Glasgow Tigers are delighted to announce that the first name in the team sheet for 2009 will be that of 17 year old Danish rider PETER JUUL. The Dane has been a target of the Glasgow Promotion all season since watching his scores from Denmark and after several weeks of talks, Juul put pen to paper on a deal for 2009 on the centre green prior to the meeting with Rye House on Sunday.
Co-Promoter Alan Dick is delighted to have captured one of the most promising riders of his age group:
“We have been keeping a very close eye on young Peter for several months now and we have been in dialogue for quite some time with a view to him coming over here in 2009. We were well aware that he would not be available to commit to racing in the UK for the rest of this season but we were also well aware of the fact that many Clubs were looking at him as a potential signing in the winter. We then decided we could not wait any longer and we made our move to have him as part of our squad for 2009. On a personal level I am very excited about this deal and also the potential look that we have for next season already.
I have spent a lot of time in discussion with both Peter and his Dad and they certainly know what they want to achieve in this sport and I am so delighted that they feel that Glasgow is the place for them to do it. Even although it is only July, a part of me now can’t really wait for next season already. I know that things are starting to look a little better now for this season but if we can continue our improvement over the remaining couple of months then it will give us all so much optimism for the new campaign come March.”
17 year old Peter Juul admitted that he did have a few offers to consider but felt that Glasgow was the right Club for him:
“I did receive quite a number of offers to ride in Britain but there was something about Glasgow that made us feel that this was the right move for me. I am delighted to sign for the Club and am very much looking forward to making my debut next season in March.
It has always been an ambition of mine to ride in the UK. In fact this is something that I have wanted to do since I was very little. I was riding my first bike when I was 4 and have always wanted to make my name in Speedway. My dad raced to a decent level until he got injured and my hero is Erik Gundersen, who I worked alongside when I was young, but now it is time for me to go out on my own and Glasgow is definitely where I want it to be.”
Glasgow are hopeful that Juul will appear in a race jacket this season. The date for the Ashfield Classic has been moved to Sunday 26th September in order to allow Juul to race in that meeting and if possible he may race in a team meeting before the season is out too.
The Glasgow Promotion would like to thank Alun Biggart for his help and assistance with this signing.