THE Somerset Rebels celebrated their 2012 season with a presentation night, it being a year that saw them agonisingly just miss out by a single race point from being crowned Premier League Champions.
But did have the consolation of winning the Premier League Cup to bring some silverware to the Oaktree Arena.
Perhaps not unexpectedly, it was the Rebels’ number one and captain, Jason Doyle who was voted by the fans as their Rider of the Year, while Alex Davies scooped the awards for the Most Improved Rider and Most Entertaining Rider of the Year.
Kyle Newman was presented with the Fred Fountain Memorial Trophy, whilst Alex Davies picked up his third award of the night when he was announced as the Somerset Riders’ Equipment Fund’s (SREF) Rider of the Year.
Looking back on the season, Rebels promoter Debbie Hancock said: “While losing out on the title by just a single point at Scunthorpe in the last race of the season was, and to some degree still is, difficult to come to terms with.
“But if you had said back in March when the season was just getting underway that we would be ending it with our name on the Premier League Cup and making it through to the Championship Final, then I think we would have seen that as an excellent year.
“As ever, it has been a bit of a rollercoaster of a season, but the highs have very much outweighed the lows over the course of the year.
"As well as being up there challenging for honours, we have seen some fantastic racing at the Oaktree Arena, the track being back to its very best once again, and the fans, as always, have been great.”