Tobi eyes 2009 GP place

IPSWICH Evening Star Witches speedway rider Tobi Kroner will be aiming to make progress towards a 2009 Grand Prix place when he rides in a qualifying round in Abensberg, Germany today.

IPSWICH Evening Star Witches speedway rider Tobi Kroner will be aiming to make progress towards a 2009 Grand Prix place when he rides in a qualifying round in Abensberg, Germany today.

The 22-year-old reached the final qualifying meeting last year and has been in great form for Ipswich, winning every reserve heat at Foxhall Stadium this season - eight races.

He is set to go into the Witches team proper for the home Elite League meeting against Eastbourne on Thursday - with Piotr Swiderski dropping down to partner Chris Schramm at reserve.

Today's field in Abensberg: D Watt (Australia), M Hauzinger (Austria), J Franc (Czech Republic), M Max (Sweden), J De Jong (Holland), T Kroner (German), A Rymel (Czech Republic), M Schultz (Germany), E Kennett (GB), F Wallner (Austria), S Tresarrieu (France), D Howe (GB), M Smolinski (Germany), R Dobrucki (Poland), N Klingberg (Sweden), M Stiekema (Holland).

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