Reading Racers fans can look forward to an appetising start to their 2003 season, as they will open up against M4 rivals Newport Wasps and Swindon Robins, in the opening weeks of the new campaign.

Racer travel to South Wales on Sunday 16th March in the M4 Trophy Challenge, with the return match back at Smallmead 24-hours later. This will give supporters their first chance to see new Racers signings Jonas Davidson, Scott Smith and Stuart Williams, in track action for the first time.

The following Monday (24th March), Reading host their other local rivals Swindon in the same trophy, with the return in Wiltshire three days later (Thursday 27th March).