BERWICK’S new star Bastian Borke believes that the “family atmosphere” could be the key to glory. 

The FTS Bandits snapped up the highly-rated Dane from local rivals Edinburgh for the 2024 season.

Borke, 21, showed plenty of great potential in his time with the Monarchs and is set to be an exciting addition to the side at Shielfield Park. 

He admitted that he joined Berwick after taking advice from former Bandit Nicolaj Busk Jacobsen.

He revealed to the club's Total Access podcast: “I’ve known Busk since I was riding 85cc’s back home, around the time that he first joined Berwick, and he always had good things to say about everything to do with Bandits, the track, the management and supporters.

“I was able to see for myself that everything he told me was true when I rode there with Edinburgh last season.

“I understand I might not be joining the biggest club in British speedway, but that family atmosphere is one that I’m looking forward to.

“One of the other attractions of joining a Saturday club is that I will be racing in Poland on Tuesday, Denmark Wednesday and Sweden on Thursday.

“Last year I had to dash over to Edinburgh on a Friday, this season I have the opportunity to catch my breath an extra day to prepare for Berwick.

“I’ve only been to Shielfield Park once but it was a good night and I know it is a track that I am going to enjoy racing on. It’s fast, has some good racing lines and really suits my style.

“In the UK each track is so specific and so different, but I felt that by the end of last season I had the hang of tracks of all size and shape and that definitely helped my racing on the continent too.”


Words by Holeshot Media. 

Images by Taylor Lanning.