Sheffield Tigers: Australian Kurtz loving life in guest star role

Sheffield Tigers guest rider Brady Kurtz
Sheffield Tigers guest rider Brady Kurtz
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Aussie ace Brady Kurtz is loving his regular guest appearances for Sheffield as he prepares for another outing against Rye House at Owlerton tonight (7.30).

Since losing skipper Simon Stead back in April, the Tigers have turned to guest replacements in order to fill the void left in the No.1 spot. Stead has proved impossible to replace with a new signing.

Somerset star Kurtz has enjoyed several outings for Jack Lee’s side, putting in some eye-catching displays around the fast, swooping Owlerton circuit.

In just his second year of British racing, the highly-rated youngster is grateful to be gaining as much track time as possible – and he is hoping to continue making appearances for the Tigers over the remainder of the season.

“I really like riding at Sheffield, it’s a big, fast track which is always well prepared, so it’s good fun to ride so I’m pleased to have another meeting for them tonight,” Kurtz said. “I seem to be finding the quickest way around, getting plenty of speed and winning races so it’s good for me to be getting all these guest bookings.

“Sheffield is a good club as well, there are some great guys in the team and everybody is good to deal with so I’m enjoying it.

“I don’t really ride on many Thursday’s so it’s been working out well for me. I want to get as many meetings as I can to keep progressing as a rider, so I want to keep doing a good job to get more guest bookings here at Sheffield over the rest of the season.

“I’ve really been stepping it up a bit this year which is cool, I’ve managed to get up to No.1 for Somerset and ride well as a No.1 for other teams when I’ve guested as well.

“It’s important for me to ride as much as possible, that’s helped me to improve a lot in a short space of time, and I just hope that can continue.”

Andre Compton has been named in the side for tonight after recovering from wrist injuries and Paco Castagna makes his home league debut.

Sheffield: Brady Kurtz, Paco Castagna, David Bellego, Andre Compton, Jason Garrity, Josh Bates, Arthur Sissis.

Rye House: Josh Grajczonek, Anders Mellgren R/R, Kasper Lykke, Robin Aspegren, Nicolaj Busk Jakobsen, Luke Bowen, Danny Maasen.

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