Peterborough Panthers

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Peterborough Panthers
Club information
Track address East of England Showground
Country England
Founded 1971
Team manager Carl Johnson
Team captain Ulrich Ostergaard
League Premier League
Club facts
Colours Red and Black
Track size 337 Metres
Track record time 58.4 seconds
Track record date 20 September 2014
Track record holder Krzysztof Kasprzak
Current team
Rider CMA
England Craig Cook 9.96
Denmark Kenneth Bjerre 8.22
Denmark Ulrich Ostergaard 8.08
Denmark Anders Thomsen 6.62
England Richard Hall 3.29
England Danny Halsey 3.00
Czech Republic Zdenek Holub 3.00
Total 42.77
Major team honours
Elite League Champions 1999, 2006
Elite League KO Cup Winners 1999, 2001
Elite League Fours Champions 1997
British League Division Two Champions 1992
Premier League Champions 1998
British League Division Two KO Cup Winners 1992
Elite shield 2007
National League Fours Champions 1977, 1978, 1988, 1989, 1992
Premier League Fours Champions 1998
Craven Shield 1999
Conference League Champions 1997, 2002

The Peterborough Panthers are a British speedway team based in Peterborough, England.

They were the Elite League champions in 1999 and 2006. Peterborough have also won the Premier League Four-Team Championship on five occasions.

On 24 November 2010 following changes to the rules for rider averages made at the Annual General Meeting of the BSPA, the Peterborough Panthers and Coventry Bees walked out of the meeting.[1] As a result, on 27 November 2010 the BSPA omitted both teams from the 2011 Elite League for failing to declare their intent to compete in the 2011 league at the AGM.[2][3] The decision was the subject of a legal challenge by both clubs.[4] On 17 February 2011, it was announced by the BSPA that both Coventry and Peterborough would not be competing in the 2011 Speedway Elite League. Both clubs rejected an offer from the BSPA issued on 31 January 2011, which would have permitted both clubs to continue with their proposed legal action (including claims for compensation from any losses) whilst resuming their league membership with immediate effect.[5] On 15 March 2011 it was announced that both the Coventry Bees and Peterborough Panthers would be part of the 2011 Elite League season.[6] However this was not officially confirmed by the BSPA despite announcements by Peterborough and Coventry bees co-promoter, Allen Trump. On 8 April 2011, the BSPA officially confirmed both teams had returned to the Elite League for the 2011 season.[7]

The team had a record Elite League victory on 23 August 2013, beating Coventry Bees by 70 points to 20.[8]

2010 Team[edit]

2012 starting Team[edit]

Other honours[edit]

Premier League[edit]

Winners : 1993[9]

Notable Riders[edit]


  1. ^ "Coventry Bees speedway future under threat". BBC Sport. BBC. 24 November 2010. Retrieved 15 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "British Speedway Statement". British Speedway Promoters' Association. 27 November 2010. Retrieved 15 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "Coventry Bees' Elite League exit confirmed by BSPA". BBC Sport. BBC. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 15 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "Bees and Panthers launch legal challenge". BBC Sport. BBC. 2 December 2010. Retrieved 15 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "British Speedway Statement". British Speedway Promoters' Association. Retrieved 17 February 2011. 
  6. ^ "Peterborough and Coventry allowed back in Elite League". BBC Sport. BBC. 15 March 2011. Retrieved 15 March 2011. 
  7. ^ "BSPA confirm return of Coventry Bees and Peterborough". BBC Sport. BBC. 8 April 2011. Retrieved 8 April 2011. 
  8. ^ "Panthers Power to Record Win",, 24 August 2013. Retrieved 24 August 2013
  9. ^ Oakes, P.(2006). Speedway Star Almanac. ISBN 0-9552376-1-0

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