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  1. Dave the Mic

    World Championship Results

    Thanks Przemek
  2. Dave the Mic

    World Championship Results

    Thanks for this
  3. Dave the Mic

    World Championship Results

    Does anyone have access, or any idea where access can be obtained for historic results for World Championship qualifiers? British, Scandinavian, Anzac & US results are reasonably east to locate, but for Continental rounds I am struggling. Looking for results from 1973 onwards. Finals & to a lesser extent semi finals are easier, but earlier rounds are hard to source.
  4. No Walter. Not at all. I know what I meant. Read my original post. You're boring me now.
  5. So let me understand this correctly. Because someone won’t see your POV, they are wrong and you are right? Listen to yourself
  6. If you can’t answer sensibly, don’t bother. The two qualifying meetings were named race offs.
  7. Change the record. You don’t like him, that much is obvious.
  8. So what happened at Belle Vue? That was Race off 2
  9. Really? Yawn. Another Tai hater. Without him, we wouldn’t have even got past the race off.
  10. Sorry, but that’s bullsh1t
  11. Interesting to read all the comments but for those who think Tai Wiffindrn was making it all about him, I think you’re doing him a huge disservice. He decided not race for the team as it was being run poorly, with no direction and seemingly no future. He made his feelings clear in what was needed to make the team successful and when it wasn’t forthcoming he stood by his beliefs and stepped down. To his credit, however, he stayed with it and worked to get put in place what he felt was required and eventually this was achieved so he returned to the fold. Look at the difference, it’s plain to see. Investment in the future, training, conditioning, diet, togetherness and other things too. The first step was that silver medal tonight. Never mind what has been done behind the scenes, he has also contributed massively on track. Team GB wouldn’t have got through the race off without Woffenden, much less topped the scores and managed a silver medal. What he has done for the national team is immense this week, an inspiration. And he was as gutted as anyone with silver and not gold. His attempts at team riding with Robert were laudable and heartening to see - the only real example of the art all week. In that final, they were up against a very, very strong pair who both scored well all night. Team riding is very difficult to master, add in a wide fast track with different racing lines and the opponent being a big hearted, ballsy, brave, savvy racer like Emil and I’m not sure “slowing him down” would have been that easy. Easy to criticise on a keyboard, a little different on track. Give the guy some credit, he performed miracles for his country tonight and all week, but some of you can’t bring yourselves to praise him without a dig. I don’t agree with the fact that he doesn’t race in the UK, nor was I impressed when he stood down from Team GB, however, what he has done on and off track suggests to me he wants the best for the team and if he felt there was a way to have won that final, my guess is he would have tried it. Some of you know different, of course.
  12. So he did badly then? Words fail me.
  13. Just finished watching the second part of the final & I must say, the tournament has been brilliant. Always loved the old World pairs & having watched these meetings have reminded me why. Still like the "old" WTC though! Congratulations to Russia, they timed their run well & Emil came good on the second day. You can argue about the format all you like, but the rules were known at the start & were the same for everyone. You can't really argue that the winner of the final should trump second & third as it supposed to be a team riding event. It's disappointing we lost out in the end, but that's the way it is & the whole unit should hold their heads high. I suspect more & better is to come. I felt a little for Cook & Lambert can be very proud - he's not a million miles away & clearly has a big future. Hat's off to Rossiter too, tough to deal with Cook, but good on him, no room for sentiment. Finally, on the subject of Tai Woffinden. Anyone who says "He's an Aussie" are looking like to idiots they are now, seldom have I seen, in thee modern speedway era, someone give so much to the cause of their country as he has this week. 12 wins from 13 races & another 5 from 6 at Belle Vue demonstrate that he is the best rider around at the moment, the way he took the mightily impressive Laguta from the back twice was the sign of a man on the very top of his game. Team riding as well, rarely seen these days, was a joy to see & it is clear that he wants Team GB to be a success, let's hope it happens. And to those of you STILL criticising him, just have a word with yourselves. He should have done this, he should have done that. FFS he scored 38 points from 39 over the two days & if you honestly think he could have done better or more than he did, you really are deluded. I know the Tai haters will come back with all the usual comments, but saying a rider should have done this & should have done that is very easy when you are typing on a keyboard, rather than out there on the track, so save your breath.
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