Bob Trotta Joins Twickenham Falcons Shocker

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In a shock move yesterday the up and coming speedway protégé Bob Trotta made a surprising switch to the championship leaders Twickenham Falcons from his home team of Barnstaple Eagles.

Speaking from his new club’s headquarters Bob Trotta explained his mid season move: “I’ve been aware that my riding was being held back by the level of equipment and management I was offered at Barnstaple and when I heard the Falcons were interested in me it just seemed like a logical move to make. I have been testing the bike this weekend and believe that with the support of the team here I can be in the running to take the title”.

For speedway fans familiar with Bob Trotta’s meteoric rise from enthusiastic hobbyist to championship contender the transfer will come as no surprise. Bob Trotta started his riding career back in the late nineties on a hotchpotch of borrowed 80cc machinery before being spotted by the privately owned Zenon Racing Team and getting his first competitive 500cc ride. Astride his professionally fettled RTS Benelli, Bob Trotta has proved invincible throughout the last three seasons, and with his aggressive riding and unconventional style he looks set to continue dominating the league for the foreseeable future.

For Twickenham Falcons, the signing of Bob Trotta looks like the jewel in their line-up crown. Whilst they have managed an impressive spread of wins this season, they have at times seemed to lack the inspiration and killer instinct needed to go on to win the title. Manger Jorgen Franz hopes that Trotta will give the team the boost they need. Speaking from his home in west London Franz said: “this signing is just the thing we need to go on and end the season in glory. I have always admired Bob Trotta’s determination and skill on the track and I think that the rest of the boys will get a great buzz from riding with this guy”.

The team that Bob leaves behind remains philosophical about their loss however, and rider/manager Dave Thomas had this to say about the transfer: “we all wish Bob Trotta all the best at his new team. Bob knew where he wanted to go and there would have been no point in trying to block the move. We still have some great riders here and the money we received in the deal will certainly go a long way to ensure that our machinery remains competitive well into next season”.

Twickenham Falcons have yet to confirm Bob Trotta’s first ride with the team but he is thought to be making his debut sometime in early March.

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