Reigning champion Pedersen added to Kilby line-up next month
11:27am Saturday 16th February 2013 in Sport
DANISH stars Bjarne Pedersen and Hans Andersen, who fought out the Bob Kilby Memorial Trophy title last year, will renew their rivalry at the Abbey Stadium next month.
Pedersen beat Robins skipper Andersen in the 2012 Kilby final and both have committed to the line-up again on Thursday, March 14.
Pedersen is back at Eastbourne for a second spell with the Sussex side after leaving Birmingham in September.
Robins co-owner Gary Patchett said: "Bjarne was keen to be included in the meeting because he wants to defend his title.
"But he also has a liking for the Blunsdon track and I'm sure he will fancy his chances of reaching the final once again."
Andersen, along with youngster Nick Morris, who was also part of the Elite League-winning Robins last season, adds to the strong home representation.
Morris said: “It’s a great field with some Grand Prix riders in it as well as some other big names, so it will be a good test for me. A lot of the riders who won the league last year will be there, so it will be good to be able to celebrate at Swindon with the fans.”
Other riders scheduled to appear are three-time world champion Nicki Pedersen, title-winning Robins Jason Doyle and Troy Batchelor, former Swindon riders Mads Korneliussen and Grzegorz Zengota.