Lynn recruit Risager and Masters
King's Lynn Stars have added two more names to their 2011 Elite League squad, including a fifth Danish rider.
Morten Risager will be sharing the No five race-jacket with long-serving Tomas Topinka, while Australian Sam Masters joins Lasse Bjerre in the other shared team position.
Danish international Risager, 23, first rode in the Elite League for Coventry at 16. Since then he has been a regular for the Bees and Swindon before deciding to drop down to the Premier League with Ipswich for the 2011 season. He sees this as a perfect opportunity to push on his career and said: 'Racing in the Premier League will keep me sharp and focused.
'With the benefit of knowing all the Elite League tracks, I am sure I will do a great job for the team, whenever I am given the opportunity to.'
Stars team manager Rob Lyon is expecting big things from 19-year-old New South Wales-born rider Sam Masters.
'Sam is a very talented rider. Last season he beat Tomas, Olly and Lasse around King's Lynn,' said Lyon.
'He is a great option to have at reserve and is definitely one to watch over the season. I am sure that the fans will make him feel very welcome.'
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Masters comes to the Stars after joining Somerset in the Premier League for his second successive season.
He is tipped to follow in the tyre-marks of Darcy Ward and Chris Holder. Proof of his pedigree came in the 2008/2009 New South Wales senior state championships when he beat Chris Holder to follow Darcy Ward home for second place in the final.
The Stars now have only one full-time team place to fill before they complete their team and are ready to race in the 2011 Sky Sports Elite League.
So far Lynn have used 36.88 of their 40-point limit, so have 3.12 to play with for that second reserve berth.