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Grachan last won the day on September 11

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About Grachan

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    Married to an immigrant. So shoot me.

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    Trying to recapture the excitement of my lost youth,
    Whilst sitting by the fire on my arse.

    (Copyright Mungo Jerry - 1970...ish)

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  1. Grachan

    AGM November 2018

    And the rest. Truth is, if people have zero interest in something they aren't even going to go if it's free.
  2. Grachan

    AGM November 2018

    Nobody is going to pay £10 to see something they have zero interest in, either.
  3. Grachan

    Tai Woffinden Best Ever!?

    I was there too, by the way. I don't think there can be any disputing that PC was a better rider than Malcolm Simmons - good as Simmo was. The general feeling on that trip too was that we were going to Poland to watch Peter Collins become World Champion. Interesting that there was a mix of 2 valves and 4 valves in that meeting. Phil Crump would also have been on a 4 valve obviously - and came third despite being a serial under-performer in World Championships. Another rider who looked exceptionally fast was Egon Muller. So fast, perhaps, that he couldn't handle the speed!
  4. Grachan

    Tai Woffinden Best Ever!?

    I'm sure I remember PC saying in an interview that the bike he had in 1976 was so fast that he deliberately disguised it during practice - taking bad lines and so on - so that nobody would see how fast he was.
  5. Grachan

    Tai Woffinden Best Ever!?

    I don't think he paid him off. As I recall the story, it said that Stancl came up to him before the race and told him not to worry as he wouldn't try to finish in front of him. I don't think there was anything about money changing hands.
  6. Grachan

    Best Race Suit Ever?

    The one Chris Harris used for Poole has suddenly gone up in my estimations.
  7. I don't have a problem with it. I was just correcting your assumption that the rules were changed to allow it. They weren't. They were changed to prevent a rider riding for both clubs in a two-way tie.
  8. Grachan

    Tai Woffinden Best Ever!?

    The amazing thing about that Joker incident was that they didn't scrap it straight afterwards. I never liked the double points thing, but in the World Cup final it was particularly annoying.
  9. Grachan

    Tai Woffinden Best Ever!?

    Did you include the one when Ole Olsen waved all the Danes through on the last lap because he could no longer qualify? Was that the 84 Inter Continental?
  10. Grachan

    Tai Woffinden Best Ever!?

    Although he didn't win a race, so he did come 14th. (The only rider apart from the meeting winner who didn't win a heat).
  11. Grachan

    Tai Woffinden Best Ever!?

    Well, he does seem to be wearing one in the photos, which is odd as the rest of the team are wearing race jackets. But, surely, even if he got a race suit made that is showing real loyalty to his team - not a lack of it.
  12. Grachan

    Tai Woffinden Best Ever!?

    Poole didn't have a race suit this year. They wore race jackets.
  13. Grachan

    Tai Woffinden Best Ever!?

    No need to apologise. It was an interesting point.
  14. Grachan

    Tai Woffinden Best Ever!?

    It wasn't even that difficult. Just had to switch Matej Zagar and Darcy Ward round in heat 12 to stop Zagar or Madsen also getting 10.
  15. Grachan

    Tai Woffinden Best Ever!?

    Congratulations to Tai Woffinden - 2013 World Champion under the one-off format without even winning a race. And no engine failures.

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