Monday 06 February, 2017
STOKE Potters recruit David Wallinger is delighted to be linking up with the Loomer Road based club and cannot wait to get started.

Wallinger returned to the sport last season linking up with local rivals Buxton in the National League after having raced prior to this for the Redcar Cubs before a nasty crash at King’s Lynn back in 2008 put his speedway career on the back burner for a time. The 32-year old has also ridden grass track and has many a season in motorcycle racing locking horns with the likes of current British Champion Danny King, Richard Hall and former Potters rider Lee Complin.

Wallinger commented “I had offers from several other clubs, but Stoke felt right for me with fitting in both work and family time. The team has a good look about it and I feel we can have a big say in all of the competitions and I’m sure there will be expectations regarding the team as a whole and I will give it my all as I do not just want to turn up and make up the numbers, I want to make my family and Stoke proud of me and to show the Potters management and supporters that they have made the right choice in having me at the club.”

Wallinger continued “This may only be the National League but I know the quality is top notch and I need to be at my best every time I ride and learn from riders such as Tony Atkin, Mitchell Davey and Luke Priest and if I cannot learn anything from them then I really do not deserve to get on in the sport because they have a vast knowledge of the sport.

“I’m currently working on my equipment and will be looking to get some outings at Scunthorpe over the next few weeks as I step up my fitness regime and I just cannot wait to get started with the Potters.”