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  1. jchapman

    British Speedway to be reborn?

    Also the demand will be lower because a big recession is on the cards and people will choose paying for food and accomodation over taking holidays on credit. Also businesses will want to cut costs and use online meetings to save on the cost of face to face ones.
  2. jchapman

    British Speedway to be reborn?

    I disagree with that however no one can be sure. I guess it is my nature to prepare for the worst rather than hope for the best.
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    British Speedway to be reborn?

    I agree marketing is key however I think you have the wrong idea if I am suggesting we tinker with the sport. I am suggesting British Speedway will have NO OTHER OPTION but to completly REBUILD itself due to CV19. Surely you can see it will not be possible for the sport to operate as was planned? If so then what should the clubs do?
  4. jchapman

    British Speedway to be reborn?

    I plan on working that number out later today
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    British Speedway to be reborn?

    I can understand why that may not be ideal but I am struggling with ideas on how to share around the limited number of riders that will be available?
  6. jchapman

    British Speedway to be reborn?

    So according to yesterday's national newspapers, when Poland start their 2020 league campaign they will only use riders who are willing to committ solely to their league AND LIVE IN THEIR COUNTRY. The PNZ obviously see the problems ahead with air travel and want to protect their league, so don't be surprised to see this also be implemented in 2021 and beyond. Surely this news will make British speedway promoters realise that the current set up with three leagues will no longer be possible and they need to use the time they have now to start again with a clean sheet of paper? I believe valid fans ideas which should be considered by the promoters are: - £10 entry - Regular meetings over a shorter season - Semi pro riders - Better sound systems and interviews (score boards are a good idea but too expensive) I would add that to reduce costs for everyone involved a fixed appearance fee rather than points money in year 1 which should be deter riders from spending money on fancy carbs and engine rebuilds. Then in year 2 move to standard engines and introduce money per point. If rider supply is an issue then it would be a good idea to set up north and south league and allow riders to ride for a team in each division.
  7. jchapman

    British Speedway to be reborn?

    These bikes look good enough to me, they are smooth due to not being too highly tuned. If they are reliable and reduce the amount of crashes because they are not picking up mid corner then they could fit the bill. Could stick to riders bringing their own bikes and engines or each club could provide the engines on the night which are drawn by ballot, riders only need to bring their frames and each club provides a practice session prior to the start of the meeting. For practice sessions riders would have their own stock engines. Any ideas how much these engines are?
  8. jchapman

    British Speedway to be reborn?

    Think you final idea would make sense if nothing is being done to create a new blueprint for the sport!
  9. jchapman

    British Speedway to be reborn?

    I never knew about this, what engines were these and how much do they cost?
  10. jchapman

    British Speedway to be reborn?

    I was literally writing about an app for hearing intervioews as you wrote this. I agree, an app could contain all the race information, scorers and advertisers. It would reduce the cost of attendance for fans as programmes would no longer be required.
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    British Speedway to be reborn?

    I like the idea of 250cc bikes prior at the start of a meeting and then 500cc standard spec bikes for the main event. No idea why music is so bad at some tracks, many moons ago you could understand it as the cost of a DJ was prohibitive for some tracks but now we have spotify and can upgrade to ad free music for just £10 per month! Speaker systems have also been an issue for many moons because of the cost, however it would now be easy to broadcast through an app so supporters could hear it through their headphones connected to their mobile phone.
  12. jchapman

    British Speedway to be reborn?

    I think a 'festival fo speedway' is a great idea
  13. jchapman

    British Speedway to be reborn?

    Could community run/owned clubs be an option?
  14. jchapman

    Will British Speedway Survive ?

    I have started a new topic in general discussions about wether this is an opportunity for the sport to be reborn.
  15. jchapman

    British Speedway to be reborn?

    I agree that team meetings should be written off, however if the government restrictions allow it I would hope a few open meetings could be held before end of October
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