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FAST GATER

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  1. FAST GATER

    Start line shenanigans...

    Think that era would have suited Doyle better always seems to push his luck can't remember the last GP where he didnt get a warning or excluded !
  2. IMO if Bart had been off any other gate than three in the final he would have probably won he used his head as he had min of 14points and could afford for the others to take points off him ,that impressed me as in the past he would have gone over the top to win the race .
  3. FAST GATER

    Start line shenanigans...

    I don't mind the gardening myself I think it adds to the racing , also like to see the different routines riders have imo it would be boring to come straight out line up and go one race after another .I do believe it is a way of riders calming themselves as well ,as we have seen from the GP's this year the heart rates do go up some what .
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    Killing the sport

    I have always said s/way was a team sport ridden by individual's earning a living by piece work and I don't think it will ever change now sadly . That aside I think it needs someone to take control and inject enough money to get the riders attention something along the lines of Darts or Snooker with Hearne .Look at this LIV Golf a fraction of that money would launch British s/way to different level and customer base .
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    Killing the sport

    Sadly I just don't think the sport has any future as a full time ocupation for those that take part ,even in the boom years of the 70's most riders were part timers . I know it is said that riders need three bikes and paid pit crew these days but if there was a scaling back of such costs they may actually make more/same money .I remember talking in the 70's to a second string who after costs was making almost as much as the team's star rider.He had good reliable engines non of the flashy bike add on's .
  6. I've always felt that he had an atittude ( when things don't go his way) that leaves a lot to be desired .
  7. It's been gradually happening over the last couple of years IMO he should stick to league racing and make hay while the sun shines .
  8. Possible the end of the road for him ,age and the extent of his injuries surely even he can't come back from this !
  9. FAST GATER

    Teterow GP round 4 Saturday June 4th

    IMO over the GP Series the "cream will always float to the top" whatever the scoring system
  10. FAST GATER

    Engine Cases - Back in Black

    No we think it was to do with the cam we bought it as a brand new complete bike out MCN ,most bikes came through Briggo then .
  11. FAST GATER

    Engine Cases - Back in Black

    It was a special engine for some reason ( we never found out why ) broke many track records over 2/3yrs
  12. FAST GATER

    Engine Cases - Back in Black

    We ran a 2 valve Piper Jawa with a crack in one of the crank cases repaired with Araldite for two seasons in the mid 70's !
  13. FAST GATER

    Kings Lynn 2022

    Finished Ricko I am led to believe !
  14. FAST GATER

    Nigel Pearson RIP

    Great loss to the sport RIP Nigel
  15. FAST GATER

    Odsal

    I think it was in 1975 saw Charlie Monk win an open meeting with the prize being a brand new Weslake Engine ,he beat the very best of the old Gulf League that night .Loved going there the shape and size similar to Crewe actually Paul O'neal ,Ian Cartwright and John Jackson rode for both teams a sometime or another .
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