CLAUS VISSING is on his way back to Birmingham Brummies after months of protracted talks with the club.
And that means a second spell at Perry Barr for the popular Dane after racing for the Brummies in the old Elite League in 2011.
Boss Laurence Rogers is thrilled to get his man after weeks of complex discussions centred around the logistics of the deal.
The club have also seen off keen interest from one other Championship club who were in the market for a rider to get their man.
Rogers said: “It’s been a long and complicated process but we are thrilled to welcome Claus back to British Speedway.
“He’s a quality rider and I know he can do a good job for us. He will revel in the new Perry Barr track conditions after all the hard work we’ve put in on the track.
“The deal took a while, not financially, but because of commitments Claus has back in Denmark and we needed things to fall into place for everything to happen.
“Thankfully everything worked out and we look forward to seeing him in Birmingham colours. I know the fans will make him welcome.”
Vissing is the fifth rider named by Rogers alongside James Shanes and Ash Morris – who both remain from last season – and Stefan Nielsen and Josh Auty.
And Rogers has hinted another rider will be named in the next few days to bolster the team to six with just one gap to fill.
Rogers added: “Things are falling into place now. We have another rider agreed and then the final team member will follow but that could be another week or so.
“I want to thank the Brummies fans for sticking with us and the new owners, it’s been much appreciated.”
Birmingham hold their press and practice on Wednesday, March 23, before heading to Leicester on Saturday, March 26 for the first leg of their cup tie.
Supporters are welcome to attend for the on-track practice session from 1.30pm with a bucket collection at the main gates, and a social event planned for the evening.
The opening home meeting of the new era at Perry Barr following the successful takeover of the club is against Coventry Bees on Wednesday, March 30.