Saturday February 03, 2024
SHEFFIELD skipper Kyle Howarth has named Freddie Lindgren and Rory Schlein as the first two riders for his testimonial event next month.

The two will line-up for the Rest of the World side that will take on the 2024 Tru7 Group Tigers on Thursday, March 14 (7.30) at Owlerton.

Howarth won the top-flight alongside Lindgren at Wolverhampton in 2016 before spending two-and-a-half seasons with Schlein at Monmore Green.

Whilst Schlein has been a regular visitor to the Steel City in recent years, it will be a much rarer appearance for World No.2 Lindgren.

The Swedish superstar last raced at the South Yorkshire venue nine years ago when he finished runner-up at Ricky Ashworth’s benefit meeting.

Said Howarth: “These were two of the first people I thought of for the opposition when I started planning my testimonial and it means a lot that they’ve agreed to ride.

“Freddie is a rider that matures with age and it’s an honour to have him riding in my testimonial meeting.

“He pushed himself to the limit in the World Championship last season and I’m sure he will be fighting for top spot again in 2024.

“We had some great times together riding for Wolverhampton including winning the league title.

“The fans love him and I’m sure there will be plenty of them travelling from the Midlands to watch him ride in my meeting.

“Rory is a great guy to have on your side in the pits. He wins races for fun and is so fast when he hits the front.

“We all thought he had retired from the sport a couple of years ago but he is back and riding as good as ever.

“He has had some pretty big crashes down the years but like most of us he loves riding his bike and entertains the fans on the terraces.

“I know how gutted he was last season when Wolves fell short in the league title race. He likes Sheffield and I’m sure he will be scoring plenty of points at my meeting.”

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