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WHALE Toyota Bees reserve Paul Lee is on the comeback trail after a special practice session at Brandon yesterday morning.

Lee, who broke a shoulder bone guesting for Sheffield on April 26, sees a specialist on Friday hoping for the all-clear to resume racing.

If he gets the go-ahead, he will return in Coventry's next Elite League meeting against King's Lynn at Brandon on Saturday July 14.

In the meantime Whale Toyota Bees boss Colin Pratt has again booked the services of Peterborough's Nigel Sadler as a guest for Lee at Ipswich on Thursday night.

The Aussie has stood in for Lee twice in the last week, scoring eight in the away win at King's Lynn and paid five in Saturday's victory over Ipswich at Brandon.

Ipswich will again use Peterborough's Ryan Sullivan as a guest for Scott Nicholls, and rider-replacement for the injured Chris Louis.

Louis is still in intensive care in Poland after Sunday's crash, caused by human error on the part of the Czestochowa start marshal.

Ipswich director Magda Louis, the Team GB skipper's stepmother, explained: "I have spoken to the doctor who attended Chris at the track and he said it was a very lucky escape.

"The start marshal failed to remove the two-foot pole that stands in the middle of the track and keeps the starting tapes up.

"On the next circuit, Jarek Hampel knocked the pole sidewards and it went straight through Chris' front wheel, stopping him dead.

"He flew over the handlebars and landed on his head.

"It looks as though he was saved by his crash helmet. His bike was a write-off and he had to have his leathers cut off him."

Gary Havelock will take over as Team GB captain for next week's Speedway World Cup in Poland, with the injury-decimated British team now reading Havelock, Mark Loram, Lee Richardson, Carl Stonehewer and Paul Hurry.

GREG HANCOCK scored 11, Lee Richardson paid nine and Andreas Jonsson four as Rospiggarna drew 48-48 in a rearranged Swedish League match at Svelux last night. Rospiggarna also took the bonus point and have regained the leadership of the table.


BOOST: Coventry's Paul Lee is on the recovery trail
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Jun 26, 2001
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