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  1. As far as I know Leicester was purpose built in recent years. Looking at a top view I don't really see many constraints, so why it is shaped as it is seems odd to me. Could easily have been built as a proper race track..... unless some one knows different.
  2. OveFundinFan

    Memories of Norwich

    I thought Fundin rode Hyde Road well. When he and Craven raced it was white line, whobetied the first to drift a bit, cause the other would go for the gap. as for “a special era that was a golden time”, has there been such a time since? I’m not sure there has, though the 70’s with Collins Wilson Jessup Louis Simmons Ashby Kennet plus any one else you want to throw in the mix (they are just the Brits) will be special in their own way but I think different to the famous 5 of Ove, Peter, Bjorn, Barry and Ronnie. Peter left us too soon, and Bjorn retired too early.
  3. OveFundinFan

    Memories of Norwich

    A very good chance I would have been at BV in 1961, I was 14 year old and going with mum and dad. We always stood on the entry the 3rd bend. The races at BV between Fundin and nCraven were always close, 2 very different styles due to big difference in height, but so much trust and respect between them. Really sad when Peter got killed at Edinburgh, he was so fan friendly, and his wife Brenda was really nice too. Those were the days when you go go in the pits after the meeting, get autographs, chat with the riders etc. Can/does this happen today?
  4. OveFundinFan

    Eastbourne v mildenhall 14/7/18 OFF

    Err..... perhaps a speedway fan who may be as passionate about football as for speedway. I don't care too much about football, but appreciate others may...….. take away 100 from a speedway meeting and what do you have left.... would it be enough to break even never mind a profit.
  5. OveFundinFan

    Memories of Norwich

    If I remember rightly Norwich was just a bit bigger then Belle Vue version 1 - Norwich 433 (Ithink) and BV 418 yards. No wonder Peter Craven and Ove Fundin always had ding dong races including Golden Helmet. Never got to Norwich speedway - wish I had. Thank you R&R for the clips.
  6. OveFundinFan

    What ever happened to team riding?

    Cant see how that will be easy to execute. Many times one member of the team is having to slow down to help his mate, at the same time an opposition rider can well be snapping at his or his mate trying to get past. By the time a rider has interpreted what his manager on centre green is "saying", the opposition could well have got past. Of course not all team riding is like that but it could happen a lot.
  7. OveFundinFan

    The continuing decline of Speedway

    I remember 1978 Brit Final well. I took my Mum and Dad to Coventry. They were avid speedway fans through the 50'2 and early60's, and knew the Collins and Morton family as we were from the same village. A sad day indeed. Just think Collins could have been world champ 1975 except for the over watering by a fan a Wembley, 1977 if he hadn't smashed his leg at BV the week before the world final, and possibly 1978 if not for the sugar. That could possibly have been 4 world champions in a row for him. If only....
  8. OveFundinFan


    I do agree with you there is no gain for spectators giving best gate to fastest riders, I would like to think you just heard a rumour. I disagree with you that MotoGP is boring, probably you didn't see the MotoGP from Assen last Sunday.
  9. OveFundinFan

    Cardiff GP Tickets.

    Re disability access - Wife and I have sat in the concessions (high up) on the third bend 3 years running. Different access points, but there has always been a lift somewhere near. Plenty of stewards on hand and sure they will be pleased to help. Last time we went (2015) security was tighter then previous yars, there were tables for looking in bags etc, that would be a good point to seek assistance. Hope you enjoy the racing wherever you end up.
  10. I knew what he meant, you know what he meant, so why be so pedantic. Tell you what, someone implied the commentary was repetitive, you try giving different commentaries for 23 races where there are 4 guys turning left for 4 laps in about 60 seconds. We would all flounder. Its all a personal choice, not everyone is going to like the "him" or "her" presents a subject, if you don't like someone so much turn the volume down I watched on You Tube the 1st round of the under 21 world champions. Apart from the interviews of riders which were in part in English, the rest was, presume, Polish, and during a race there was no commentary at all. Ok, I enjoyed watching the racing, and pleased I could do so, but it was a bland having no commentary. Sometimes "we" don't appreciate what we have until the day we don't have it (and that applies to lots of things).
  11. The GP riders were, as usual, top notch..... the track let them down...…. badly
  12. Always here, see above
  13. OveFundinFan

    modern track prep

    One way to appease shale suppliers would be to pay, say, 50% upfront, and the balance upon delivery. No cheques, credit/debit card payments only. If suppliers have had bad deals then give them confidence with good deals. If a track cant pay upfront, what chance do they have to pay in 30 days (or whatever). The scourge of "small" businesses has always been late payers, non more so then bigger businesses being late.
  14. Excellent final race. The one who was 3rd most of the race wins, and the one 2nd for most of the race comes last. Amazing
  15. That was a good race, I was watching a replay of it couple days ago.

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