PIRATES skipper Danny King believes he had “worked a few things out” at the Poole track during his side’s 52-38 victory over Berwick.

The 2016 British Champion totalled 7+1 during the success over the Bandits, including a race win in heat four.

King had trailed Berwick youngster Leon Flint during the opening stages of that contest, before passing him round the outside on lap three at Wimborne Road.

A paid win and two thirds finished the Maidstone-born star’s evening but King feels he has learned more about his new home track moving forward.

He told the Daily Echo: “It was good. I was struggling a little bit at the start in the end, which was a shame. I had good speed on track and was racing away.

“It was nice to get a win in the first one but I think I’ve worked a few things out tonight and looking forward to the rest of the season.”

Victory gave Poole a first success on home shale in the SGB Championship in more than 30 years, having dropped down to the second tier for last season’s wiped-out campaign.

“A big home win is a great way to set the tone,” added King. “It was a bit nervy, a few of the lads had never really raced here before, so it’s just nice to get the first one out the way.

“Everyone is now relaxed and settled in ready to push on with the rest of the year.”