What the fab four said:

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - SPORT -

UL­RICH OSTER­GAARD

“Ev­ery­one knows how much I love this club. I’m proud ev­ery time I put my Peter­bor­ough race-suit on and cap­tain­ing us to a tro­phy win is such a spe­cial feel­ing. “It was bril­liant to be part of the team that won the Elite League ti­tle back in 2006, but I didn’t re­ally feel like I con­trib­uted that much in the Grand Fi­nal. I’ve waited a hell of a long time to win some­thing else with Pan­thers and I’m re­ally happy that I was able to play a much big­ger part on Sun­day. “I just had one of those days where I felt re­ally good on the bike. I made some great starts and also had the speed to pass rid­ers.”

CHRIS HAR­RIS

“It was a great day on a per­sonal level to win all of my races - and a bril­liant one for the club to win a tro­phy on our home track and in front of so many of ours fans. “It just goes to show that un­der­dogs should never be un­der-es­ti­mated. I don’t think many peo­ple gave us a chance but we pro­duced a great team ef­fort. “We put our­selves un­der no pres­sure what­so­ever and man­aged to avoid the last places which is cru­cial in an event like this. “A few peo­ple sug­gested I was tak­ing a back­wards step when I came into this league, but I’m en­joy­ing my racing and be­ing part of a club with a great bunch of lads and a ter­rific at­mos­phere.”

PAUL STARKE

“I’ve been very for­tu­nate to be part of a lot of tro­phy-win­ning teams and I’m de­lighted to have fea­tured in an­other one. “I was frustrated not to have scored more points so be­ing able to wrap it up with a win was per­fect. “It takes a good team to win a tough event like the Fours and we def­i­nitely had one. We stuck to­gether and we scored the points we needed.”

SI­MON LAM­BERT

“I had a fam­ily day out at the zoo planned, but then I got the call on Satur­day say­ing I was needed for the Fours! “Win­ning the tro­phy is a re­ward for all the hard work the man­age­ment team have put in over the past three years to keep the club go­ing - and also a great way to re­pay the fans for their sup­port. “I was re­ally pleased with my own per­for­mance - my three rides in the fi­nal were as good as any I’ve had all sea­son. “It’s been a dif­fi­cult year for me with a bad start then an in­jury, but win­ning the Fours is right up there with the best days in my ca­reer.”

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