Czech rider Topinka backs Workington Comets promise

Workington Comets rider Tomas Topinka believes the 2011 line-up can live up to the pre-season promise during the Premier League campaign.

Topinka is one of three new additions to a Comets roster that includes former Elite League rider James Wright.

"We look pretty good, but we have to show it on the track," Topinka told BBC Look North.

"I am sure we can all improve on the averages we are starting on, so we should be on for a good year."

The 36-year-old is experienced in British and European speedway, making more than 500 appearances for King's Lynn Stars, and is a Czech international.

"It will be a new challenge for me, it's a different club far away from where I am based, but I'm quite impressed with the set-up," Topinka added.

"Everything at the moment looks really good, so I hope we can have a really good season."