The Mildenhall ‘KJM / Manchetts’ Fen Tigers are now one rider away from completing their 2017 team with the announcement that former Kent King Danno Verge has signed for the Suffolk side.

After hearing that Verge was not going to feature in the Central Park based sides plans for 2017 Kevin Jolly moved quickly to secure the improving Greenwich born rider. After a steady start to his career Verge made significant progress last season putting nearly 1.5 points on his average and also qualified for the British U21 Final. Kevin Jolly is confident there is more to come, he said “We are not alone in finding riders between those difficult 4 and 5 point averages hard to come by, so once I heard Danno was available I moved quickly. He made a decent step forward last season and rode well on both visits to Mildenhall, he is a rider that is improving season on season and I see no reason why he cannot continue his upward curve with us in 2017. He will be moving out of reserve berths into the main body but I am confident this won’t faze him and he will deliver the goods!”

Twenty year old Verge was pleased to have his future sorted out and to be returning to Mildenhall, he said “I would like to thank the management at Mildenhall for giving me the opportunity to ride for them in 2017. Mildenhall was actually one of the first teams I rode for back in 2013 when I did the last bit of the season for them. They made me feel welcome then as if I had been in the team from day one and are very professional in the way they treat you.

“Personally I would like to improve on my average by at least a point and half maybe two points. That’s a realistic goal and one I am looking to get too. I will go out in every race to win, and I feel with the team we have so far we can push for play offs and some silverware.

“The winter for me really consists of a lot of work on my fitness. If I’m as fit as i can be then things get a little easier. Getting my bikes and equipment ready is also a huge part. I always make sure I’m 100% ready for the new season and that my equipment is up to standard. I will also be working hard on getting sponsors and if anyone is able to help me please get in touch,  I am very professional the way I do things, I’m there to do a job and that’s that! I look forward to wearing a Mildenhall Fen Tigers race suit in 2017 and meeting supporters in the New Year”

The ‘KJM/Manchetts’ Fen Tigers have one remaining place to fill with a maximum of 3.28 available to them.