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martinmauger last won the day on March 8 2016

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About martinmauger

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    Girlf, 27 yrs happily unmarried.
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  1. martinmauger

    Good luck Robbo

    Yeah all the best Robbo. He, with brother Scott, rode just the one season at Hull in 1997 but 21 years on I still recall his never give up race to the chequred flag attitude. Nice guy too, nice family in fact, from the few briefish chats I had with the Robsons. In the Hull proggie his name varied from Stuart, to Stu and on at least one occasion Stew Robson, someone was having a laugh there methinks....
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    Celebrity fans

    Recently saw an interview with Thin Lizzy guitarist Scott Gorham he was wearing a speedway hoodie, couldn't fully make out the design but it had 'Speedway' or 'Vintage Speedway' with the picture of a rider on the front....
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    Speedway Star and WH Smith

    Subscribing to the 'Star is the way to go: save about 70p a week and it's delivered to your door. No, I don't work for the 'Star . As kind of an aside, a branch of WH Smiths in Hull recently closed down....
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    St Austell

    Seem to recall the owners of the site / land, Imery's I believe, only guarranteed a few years availability for speedway after which they would likely mine or dig the area where the speedway track was sited. Think they pretty much stuck to the agreement, even perhaps allowing a further season's racing due to delays in preparing the area. I never made it to St Austell but seen videos: the 'stadium' was a bit basic, similar to the Mountains Of Mars, but no one cared. The promotion and riders made the best of things, in fact the unique nature of the venue was somewhat of an attraction. The smallish well-shaped & well prepared track provided brilliant racing though, the St Austell Gulls and especially the Trewlany Tigers were competitive and exciting opposition which are the most important things afterall.....
  5. And me, either that or they would need to rebuild the pits . Depends on what the ref said at the riders' briefling and whether he adhered to it....
  6. I somehow missed the match, was at folks' place so could easily have watched (aarrgghh!!). But Ht13 was out of the top draw, if every race, and racetrack was like that, stadia in the UK wouldn't be big enough. That heat alone shows why we all follow speedway, still a brilliant sport. Mostly. Know what, gonna watch it again ....
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    Plan to save the Sport

    Saw the Zielona Gora v Tarnow match, great stadium / track, good racing, big crowd, great atmosphere which came across on TV, made you wish you were there....
  8. Personally I watched the Touring Cars & support races from Knockhill. A good distance from Ashfield though not a big surprise the Scottish Speedway Derby was off as it literally poured down . 'Dreich' I believe the good folk North O' the Border refer to it....
  9. Hope I'm not too late but probably the most memorable Czech rider to race at Hull, the Boulevard, would have been the late Vaclav Verner. In an era when Exeter were reffered to as Czechxeter for tracking 3 Czech riders ( Vaclav, brother Jan & Ales Dryml Snr). In 1978 Vaclav took out Hull's annual individual meeting, the Yorkshire Television Trophy, with 13 points winning from Mike Lee & Bruce Penhall. On another occasion at Hull, Vaclav caused the odd issue for former Exeter team mate and skipper, the late, great Ivan Mauger in that he wiped Ivan out ! Vaclav picked loads of drive mid way between turns 1 & 2, Ivan was minding his own business, easily leading the race, when in a split second he was collected big style and finished up on his hands and knees half way along the back straight. Verner was obviously exluded following the unintentional take out of his great pal Ivan who went on the win the re-run. An interesting note was it was reported in the local paper that Vaclav literally 'canonned' off the fence on almost every lap, I can confirm he gave it a real clout on the exit and thought surely he had to have done it on purpose. I later read in Ivan's book 'The Will To Win' that he (Ivan) would often deliberatley clip the fence on the bends at Exeter to gain a quicker exit, maybe Vac was trying the same at Hull. Either way he was certainly spectacular which is why I recall his rides 40 years on....
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    Swindon 2019

    Did, only Ivan won the World Championship & WTC in 1979 as a Hull rider, see post #246. Of course Belle Vue with their long history will prob trounce everyone's 'Club's World Champions stats', prob Coventry too due to all the Danes who rode for the Bees, and also Cradley with 'win everything in sight Yanks', at one time the Danes & Yanks seemingly won everything over and over again at one time. Still, was surprised at the Hull stats and it's all good fun...
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    Swindon 2019

    Guess what: 10 Hull World Champions (!). Just kiddin'. Could be time for the 'Lego' buildings and stands to moved on site and then assembled. Hopefully....
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    The continuing decline of Speedway

    Same here, mostly to cheer on Woffinden in the GPs. His image / look helps as they are bikers, but they enjoyed GB in the SON (The Woffy & Lambert Show).....
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    Swindon 2019

    Hull Vikings had 9 World Champions, missed one; Shawn Moran (longtrack 1983). ...
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    Swindon 2019

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    Swindon 2019

    Hull Vikings had 8 World Champions . Read 'em and weep folks: Ole Olsen (3x, 1 longtrack, 1WTC, 1 World Pairs), Barry Briggs (4x, 2x WTC), Egon Muller (3x long track, 1983), the late great Ivan Mauger (6x, 3x longtrack, 2x World Pairs, 4x WTC), Dennis Sigalos (World Pairs 1982), Joe Screen (U21 1993), Sam Ermolenko (1993, World Pairs, 1 WTC), Paul Thorp (WTC 1989). Ok, Olsen refused to sign despite being allocated by the 'interest generating' rider control system and it really has to be said only Ivan Mauger won titles while actually a Hull rider but, hey ....

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