Rickardsson returns

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Five-times world speedway champ Tony Rickardsson is back in British Speedway after his surprise decision to quit last year.

Arena Essex Hammers have signed him as a replacement for their injured no1, Mark Loram, ahead of the first Elite League fixture of the season, against champions Poole Pirates, tonight (March 22, 2005)

Rickardsson is in for a month's loan, but must miss Tuesday night's fixture due to a three-day registration window required for the Elite League.

David Norris, wild-card star of last season's British Grand Prix, is the temporary replacement on-loan from Eastbourne.

See Arena Essex v Poole Pirateslive on Sky Sports 1 from 7:30pm on Tuesday March 22.

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MCN Staff

By MCN Staff