It’s a return to the Tigers for 17-year-old ‘The Tornado’ Connor Bailey as he re-signs for what will be his first full season racing in the UK.
The exciting Aussie/Brit was brought in midway through last season and won over the Glasgow fanbase with some impressive performances in the red and white stripes.
Connor himself was delighted to re-join the Tigers and was proud of what he achieved last season:
“I’m happy to be back, last season went better than I expected to be honest. I beat a few people I didn’t think I would so I’m happy with that.
“I think it’s been different here for me. Usually, at an individual meeting it’s all on you but when you’re with a team and you’re going into big meetings you’re hoping that ‘he rides well’ and that ‘he goes well’ and it’s sort of riding on everyone.
Connor admitted that during the season, due to a busy schedule racing in the Championship and the National League, he didn’t have much time at home to take in his new surroundings, so he was looking forward to some time off:
“My highlight of last season was probably the double-header meeting against Berwick and Sheffield. It was probably one of my best nights since coming here. I beat a few big names and just had everything working.”
“I’m looking forward to doing a bit of sightseeing once I’ve recovered from this season. It’s good to have a bit of time ahead of me to get the bikes ready and get myself ready for next year.
“Hopefully next season I can increase my average and make it up the team a bit, maybe get to number two from wherever I start but that’s the goal, just to improve.”
Glasgow team manager Cami Brown is looking forward to working with the youngster again following on from an impressive first spell with the club.
“It’s great to have him back, he’s hugely talented and destined for great things so I’m glad we can be part of that journey with him.
“When we brought him in, it was at a very important part of the season where we needed him to come in and score points.
“He came in and hit the ground running, for a young rider who joined half-way through the season, his first time racing in the UK, to score his average at home is great but to do it on the road too is exceptional.
“I think, having now been to most of the tracks in the league, his scores are only going to improve, and we all know what he’s capable of round Ashfield. He increased his average last year and can see him doing the same again this season.
“He’s a great kid and I’m looking forward to working with him again.”
Connor joins American Broc Nicol in the 2020 Tigers team, on an average of 3.11.