Sheffield speedway: Aussie aims for consistency

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Sheffield reserve Arthur Sissis believes he is improving all the time at the halfway stage of his first season in British speedway.

Having made the switch from road racing back to the shale sport over the winter, Sissis has put in some encouraging displays in Sheffield Tigers’ lower order.

Whilst his scores are yet to see drastic improvement since the start of the season, he insists he is getting better every time he rides the bike.

He put in an excellent showing to help his side keep their League Cup hopes alive despite a 51-37 defeat at Glasgow, on Tuesday.

And the ambitious Australian is now looking to go from strength to strength over the second half of the season to end his debut campaign in style.

Said Sissis: “It’s been a tough few meetings for me, but I had a few good races against Workington and only some bad luck in the end stopped me from scoring a few more.

“I was battling for second in my last ride when I had a puncture which was a shame, but I had a good win in my one ride and felt pretty good.

“I’m not as consistent as I would like to be yet, I have some good rides and some bad rides every meeting, but that will come with experience I’m sure.

“I am getting better all the time, and even though my points might not always reflect that everyone else is getting stronger as well which makes it more difficult.

“I am still feeling like I’m moving in the right direction; it has been a tough challenge coming back into the sport after being away for so long, but Sheffield is a great place for me to learn and I’m pleased with how things are going.

“Hopefully I can just keep improving and scoring more points over the rest of the season and carry on building ahead of next year.”

Unusually for a Thursday, Tigers have no meeting at their Owlerton stadium this evening. Their next hme meeting is against Berwich on July 9 (7.30pm.)