Fans favourite Danno Verge has been confirmed as the first signing for the 2019 Isle of Wight ‘Wightlink’ Warriors speedway team.
Twenty-two year old Verge returns for a second season at the Andrew Younie Smallbrook Stadium having increased his match average to 4.83 during 2018 – a season in which he was an ‘ever-present’ in all team competitions.
The former Kent and Mildenhall man, dubbed the ‘Pocket Rocket’ by a section of the Smallbrook crowd, quickly settled into the Warrior Way, building great relationships with his team mates and Warrior fans alike. His outgoing personality and on-track determination gained him a solid fan base and his return will answer the prayers of many supporters both old and young.
Shorne based Verge, top bonus point scorer last season, can’t wait to get started. He said “I’m absolutely stoked to have been invited back to ride for the Warriors again. I had a good year last year and know I can build on that in 2019. Coming back was everything I wanted. I know I can continue to improve here. The management, sponsors, volunteers and fans have been so supportive and I want to repay them with another good year. I am following a structured training plan over the winter months and will be fully prepared when we get under way”.
Warrior’s co-promoter Barry Bishop, happy that team building was off to a positive start, said, “Since the National League AGM we have been busy talking to riders who we feel will fit with the clubs aims and profile and no one does that more than Danno. He improved his average last year, was so reliable and developed into a true ambassador for our club both on and off track. I am delighted that we are able to bring him back to aid his speedway development and hope we see him have a super season”.