SPEEDWAY: BIRMINGHAM Brummies have appointed Laurence Rogers as their new team manager.
Rogers joins the Perry Barr outfit following a spell with Plymouth Devils last season and multiple seasons with Coventry Storm.
Rogers has also worked alongside a number of riders during their World Championship quests – including former Birmingham stars Chris Harris and Hans Nielsen – as well as being a part of the United States of America World Cup background team since 2005.
Co-promoter David Mason is delighted to have Rogers on board and is confident he’s selected the right man for the job.
He said: “We’d looked at a couple of names but as soon as we knew Laurence was leaving Plymouth, he stood out by a mile.
“He ticks all of the boxes for us.
“He’s done the role for a number of clubs at various levels and there’s not much about the sport he doesn’t know.
“He’s managed teams as well as individual riders and he also has a lot to do with the Midland Development League and other amateur racing.”
Rogers himself admitted it was a no-brainer when he was offered the job.
“My journey to and from Plymouth every week in 2017 wasn’t easy and it eventually started to take its toll,” Rogers said.
“The news came out that myself and Plymouth had agreed to go our separate ways and within no time at all David was on the phone.
“We had a few conversations and it’s great to be involved with another club so close to my home.
“Birmingham is a big club with some wonderful facilities and a really loyal fan base as well.
“I’ve worked with all of the current team members so far at one time or another so interacting and gelling with them isn’t going to be a problem at all.”