Confidence-booster for Sheffield Tigers ace Sissis

Sheffield Tigers' Arthur Sissis. Photo: Andy Garber
Sheffield Tigers' Arthur Sissis. Photo: Andy Garber
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Sheffield boss Jack Lee has praised Australian ace Arthur Sissis after he raced his way to his first ever, full maximum in British Speedway on Thursday.

The The 20-year-old was the star of the shale as a Tigers Select side put in a dominant second-half display to beat the famous Cradley Heathens 51-39.

Lee hopes the performance will boost Sissis’ confidence and says Thursday’s challenge was a worthwhile meeting for his Premier League representatives.

Said Lee: “Josh (Bates) raced in his first meeting for a few days after illness and looked like he’d never been away, Paco (Castagna) looked sharp and there were plenty of good signs from him on his debut but I was particularly impressed with Arthur Sissis.

“Arthur made the gate in some but also made a few really good passes to get his max which was obviously really pleasing, but he didn’t just stick to his comfort zone; he was trying all sorts of different lines on the track and I’ve never seen him ride so wide!

“It proved that when he puts his mind to it and when he goes out there and attacks the track he can do it.

“It was just what Arthur needed because every now and again he gets a bit down and he lets his head drop so a boost like that is just what the doctor ordered and hopefully it will now stand him in good stead when he comes up against the Premier League boys for the rest of the season.

“It was a good workout for every rider in the side but was particularly useful to our Premier League riders who gained some valuable track time as we approach a busy time of the season.”