Glasgow Tigers snap up Aussie Summers

Glasgow Tigers 2017 signing Aaron Summer. (pic by Ian Adam)
Glasgow Tigers 2017 signing Aaron Summer. (pic by Ian Adam)

Glasgow Tigers have made KO Cup-winning captain Aaron Summers their first signing for the 2017 SGB Championship campaign.

The 28-year-old Australian comes in on a 8.57 average, leaving team manager Stewart Dickson with just over 31 points for his other six riders.

Summers, who is entering his third season in the red and white stripes, says he wants to continue his stunning end to the 2016 season.

He said: “The season went well and I finished really strongly, at the top of the averages, and I got the track record back - so I’m looking forward to returning.

“The way I finished shows what people can expect from me. Next season is going to be the year I need to prove myself, if I haven’t already done that this year.

“Preparations are already under way for next season with training and putting together the bikes.

“Glasgow knew I was keen to come back and everyone was just waiting on what was happening with the AGM. The new 40-point limit does make it tighter, but they’ve also altered it elsewhere, so some riders can come in on averages lower than three points.

“The promotion will put together the best team they can. You need a bit of luck when it comes to the business end of the season and a few little things didn’t go our way last season - so the league title is one thing we need to push on for next year and try to make it ours.”