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About Garry1603

  • Birthday 03/16/1960

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  1. Garry1603

    Tai Woffinden Best Ever!?

    Don't see many of the current GP riders being able to be consistent enough to win over a season - but in a one off world final there were often around ten riders who 'could' put it together in one night. Most of the current GP riders can win a GP. but very few are professional enough to do what Tai / Greg do which is to be consistent and win a championship
  2. Garry1603

    Tai Woffinden Best Ever!?

    Tai Woffinden is an exceptional rider who is certainly a worthy multiple world champion in the current era. Good luck to him and he has achieved more than he (probably) thought he would. I don't personally think that he is a genuine all time great, but that's not his problem - he's proved that he can be consistently good at the top level in current times. Would he be as dominant if he had six to ten genuine world title contenders (as opposed to a couple) like the Nielsens / Gundersens / Collins / Penhall had, I'm not so sure, but it's all a matter of opinion.
  3. Brilliant race yes, certainly the best I've seen for ages. Congrats to all four riders and track staff. An old chestnut, but I still can remember the great Collins / Michanek race off in 1973 at Hyde Road and I always regarded that as the best ever.
  4. Garry1603

    Ronnie Moore seriously ill

    So sad to hear, especially after we lost fellow Great Ivan Mauger so recently. I saw him ride in my first ever meeting at Belle Vue in 1970 when he was lading Wimbledon in the Cup Final. Even then I could recognise that he was truly great. Sympathies to his family and friends.
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    I must have read the latest Backtrack at least ten times cover to cover, trying to find the odd thing I hadn't seen before. A brilliant tribute to a brilliant rider and human being. Thanks to all concerned.
  6. Garry1603

    Belle Vue 2018

    Worrall was making the transition from a very decent second string to a genuine heat leader (especially in the current weaker league). His influence in the pits is also going to be a big loss however as he seems to be the type who takes captaincy very seriously. Big blow for Belle Vue's hopes this season.
  7. Garry1603

    Kim Nilsson owed a few bob

    That's a disgraceful situation if it's true. These riders put their necks on the line (literally) and chasing payment should be the last thing that they have to think of. I think that a few promoters need to look at themselves in the mirror.
  8. Garry1603

    How good was the racing at the Shay.?

    I went there three / four times each season when Belle Vue were riding and I have to admit that the racing was great especially on the banked first / second bends. A big home advantage but it did create some great racing lines. Stadium was a bit run down though and visiting the toilets was an 'only if you're desperate' occasion!
  9. That's very sad. Belle Vue fans would love to have the opportunity to, in some small way, thank him for the sheer enjoyment that he gave us for nearly 15 years.
  10. Would it be a good chance to have England and Scotland teams back?
  11. Garry1603

    Umbrella girls

    This would be a great chance for speedway to make national news for good reasons for a change if they came out and said that the Grid Girls remain.
  12. If it's a 3-3 in the final, they should keep doing reruns until one team gains an advantage.
  13. Garry1603

    Bye bye Gate girls?

    It's bound to - don't agree with it personally but the promoters will want to appear to be politically correct.
  14. Garry1603

    Peter Collins Article

    I only usually get the Speedway Star these days when it's got content that I know I'll be interested in - season preview edition, structure changes etc and when I saw the title for this topic I was going to order it as I am / was a big PC fan but having read through this topic I think I'll give it a miss. It sounds like it's a very one sided article and doesn't paint Collins in a good way. His health may or may not have been a factor in his interview, but it should be a topic dealt with around a table - not dissected in public by people who don't know the full picture.

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