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Shock as iconic speedway club closes

It's been announced that Peterborough Panthers speedway club will close down after the owners felt that the club could no longer commit to another season due to serious financial concerns.

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Shock as Peterborough Panthers closure announced

It's been announced that Peterborough Panthers speedway club are to close down. Credit: Peterborough Panthers

It's been announced that Peterborough Panthers speedway club are to close down after owners Rick Frost and Julie Mahoney confirmed that the club will not be competing in next season's Elite League.

The news will end a 44 year stay in speedway's top flight for the Panthers, with serious financial concerns being blamed for the closure.

Danish rider Kenneth Bjerre will be one Panther looking for a new club next season. Credit: PA

The Panthers will be replaced by Leicester Lions in the Elite League next season.

The club could still compete at a lower level in future years if new owners can be found.

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