EASTBOURNE have pulled out of the SGB Championship for the remainder of the 2021 campaign.

The Eagles have confirmed their withdrawal from the competition, with their previous results for the campaign expected to be annulled.

A statement on the Eagles website read: “We are very disappointed to confirm that we will be withdrawing from the remainder of the 2021 British Speedway season.

“We have tried all avenues open to us to resolve our previously documented and relatively recent cash-flow issues.

“Despite some very generous offers by individuals and organisations, we have not been able to reach a satisfactory solution in a realistic timescale.

“As a result, we have asked to withdraw from the Championship and NDL.”

British Speedway Promoters said: “It is with extreme disappointment that British Speedway Promoters Ltd can confirm the withdrawal of Eastbourne Eagles from the remainder of the 2021 British Speedway season.

“We offer our thoughts to all the riders, staff, sponsors and supporters who are impacted by this extremely disappointing news.”

Pirates picked up a point against Eastbourne in a 45-44 defeat at Arlington back in May.

Poole promoter Danny Ford said: “This is another massive blow for British speedway and here at Poole we have lost another local rival, which is hugely disappointing.

“We have over the years enjoyed considerable rivalry with our friends from Sussex and we can only hope that their withdrawal for 2021 is short-term only and we can renew those rivalries in seasons to come."

Eastbourne were due to visit Wimborne Road in the Championship next month and they were also the Pirates' quarter-final opponents in the Knockout Cup.