Four-times world long track champion Joonas Kylmakorpi is on his way to back Arlington.
He is the fifth name on the Eastbourne Eagles team-sheet for the 2014 season.
Kylmakorpi, who last rode for the club in 2012, joins Bjarne Pedersen, Cameron Woodward and reserves Lewes Blackbird and Daniel Halsey as confirmed starters when the tapes go up in March.
Finnish star Kylmakorpi decided to “sit out” last year’s Elite League campaign but during the summer had lengthy talks with co-promoter and team manager Trevor Geer over coming in to strengthen the team.
Geer said: “Joonas was keen to come and help us last season but fixture clashes made it impossible. As a result, we were pleased to let him go on loan to Peterborough after he decided he wished to resume his British career.”
Kylmakorpi, he said, is investing heavily in equipment for 2014 and on being super-fit. At the moment he is training in Andorra; a small state in the Pyrenees bordered by Spain and France.
Geer added: “Supporters can see we are building a strong team. A spearhead of Bjarne, Joonas and Cam will certainly pack a punch. We have worked hard to bring Joonas in and this is excellent news for the Eagles.”
Lewis Blackbird and Daniel Halsey will be the Eastbourne Eagles reserves for the 2014 season.
They were selected this afternoon (December 3) at the Elite League “draft” meeting at Rugby.
Blackbird rode last year for the all-conquering Dudley side in the National League having been part of the Mildenhall team which swept to honours the previous year. He is the son of former rider Carl Blackbird.
Daniel Halsey started his speedway career at Rye House and for the last three years has been a member of the Mildenhall team.
His father was a three-times British Grasstrack sidecar champion.
Eastbourne Speedway has announced the first two names on the team sheet for next season.
Bjarne Pedersen and Cameron Woodward will again be in the Eagles' colours when the tapes go up next spring.
Team manager and co-promoter Trevor Geer was delighted to announce the return of Pedersen and Woodward. They were, he said, the backbone of last season's team.
"Bjarne makes no secret of how much he enjoys riding for the Eagles. We get 100 per cent commitment from him and he is a tower of strength for us," Geer said.