Berwick co-promoter Jamie Courtney was impressed with his new-look squad during Press and Practice at Bandits home track.

The 2019 Berwick Mike Hope of Wooler Bandits (powered by Clear Energy Consulting) open their season with the 2019 Bordernapolis on Saturday (7pm).

A number of the squad are in action.

Aaron Summers and fellow British-based Aussie, Kevin Doolan return alongside Austrian Dany Gappmaier, another Australian, Jye Etheridge and Danish racer Nikolaj Busk Jakobsen.

Argentinian Coty Garcia makes his comeback to the Bandits and 16-year-old Berwick-born, Leon Flint makes his first excursion into the world of the professional leagues with his home town track.

Courtney, speaking after the practice session, said: “The guys were all going well and the decision to put this seven together looks to be sound one.

“They all looked sharp off the mark and were putting in some major effort into their laps.

“They all want to win Saturday’s Bordernapolis, as do the other nine guys we’ve invited, so it should be a great night’s entertainment to start the season before we hit the team action next week against those Diamonds from Newcastle.”

The 2019 Bordernapolis starts at 7pm with the gates open at 6pm and admission set at adults £17, concessions £13, kids £1 and season passes are valid for this event.

Bordernapolis line-up: Aaron Summers, Kevin Doolan, Dany Gappmaier, Jye Etheridge, Nikolaj Busk Jakobson, Coty Garcia, Leon Flint, Luke Ruddick, James Sarjeant, Danny Ayres, Matthew Weathers, Nico Covatti, Josh Macdonald, Kyle Bickley, Theo Pijper, Ty Proctor.