Plymouth Devils sign Danish World Cup rider Mikkel Bech Jensen
Plymouth Devils have signed Danish World Cup winning rider Mikkel Bech Jensen for the rest of the season.
The 17-year-old replaces Ricky Kling, who pulled out of the Devils squad last week
"You can't measure how big a signing this man is for Plymouth Speedway," said co-promoter Ashley Taylor.
"Denmark are a strong nation, stronger than Britain at the moment, so to race in their team speaks volumes for this man's ability."
The Devils are currently second-from-bottom of the Premier League, having lost all five of their league fixtures so far.
But Taylor thinks Jensen's signing will help turn their fortunes around.
"He's one of those up-and-coming young riders who are going to set the world on fire, he's already competing with the best in world speedway," he told BBC South West Sport.
"He had been touted by some of the Elite League clubs, but I think he felt he wanted to have a little bit of racing time at a slightly lower level to get acclimatised to riding and racing in the British speedway league environment."
Jensen is set to make his debut against Glasgow at St Boniface Arena on 7 June.