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Melbourne Gp Saturday 28th October 2017

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Wattys first reserve, So he should get first choice to ride

No he shouldn`t !!!! if a replacement can get his bikes ready to be transported along with all the other riders kit then the reserves should stay as reserves !!!!

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Wattys first reserve, So he should get first choice to ride

I thought he was 2nd reserve

Should be Brady Kurtz or Jack Holder

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Surely there is time to get the next in line to take their rightful place.

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No he shouldn`t !!!! if a replacement can get his bikes ready to be transported along with all the other riders kit then the reserves should stay as reserves !!!!

KIT had to be in Amsterdam today ...

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Seriously, how can Davy Watt be a genuine reserve at a GP. He is long retired, was riding very poorly, not ridden for ages. Having a very good career previously should have no say on taking a place in the world championship at a vital meeting. No chance of him being anywhere near competitive and that has to be the most important thing. If he rides in a crucial heat that may decide the Champion, Top 3 or Top 8 it would be a farce.

 

This is the World Championship not a benefit meeting.

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Seriously, how can Davy Watt be a genuine reserve at a GP. He is long retired, was riding very poorly, not ridden for ages. Having a very good career previously should have no say on taking a place in the world championship at a vital meeting. No chance of him being anywhere near competitive and that has to be the most important thing. If he rides in a crucial heat that may decide the Champion, Top 3 or Top 8 it would be a farce.

 

This is the World Championship not a benefit meeting.

So I presume you also think it's a farce that the winner of the British championship gets a place at Cardiff?

Long retired? 6 months.

Poor form. Yes, but good enough to finish 3rd ahead of the likes of Kurtz and Morris in the Aussie champs.

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I think BT Sport made the same error last year as well, but last night they gave the start time for the programme on Saturday 28th October as 7.45 AM instead of the correct time of 8.45AM !!!

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So I presume you also think it's a farce that the winner of the British championship gets a place at Cardiff?

Long retired? 6 months.

Poor form. Yes, but good enough to finish 3rd ahead of the likes of Kurtz and Morris in the Aussie champs.

Are you being serious ?

 

Yes Watt came 3rd but that was in January, not last week. He was in awful form for Rye House and retired 3 months ago because he couldn't win a race. He's not ridden a competitive heat in 3 months. How can you compare with the winner of the British Championship

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Are you being serious ?

 

Yes Watt came 3rd but that was in January, not last week. He was in awful form for Rye House and retired 3 months ago because he couldn't win a race. He's not ridden a competitive heat in 3 months. How can you compare with the winner of the British Championship

Because in both cases the agreement was that GP placed would be given based on places in the national championship.

So if someone won the British championship but then fell horribly out of form, you wouldn't want them to getvthe spot? Or if say they got injured and didn't ride between the brit final and Cardiff they should give up the spot?

Out of interest Phil, do the reserves get everything paid for like the normal riders?

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Watt has retired. End of story, he is not eligible. If he gets a ride he will only embarass himself and make a mockery of a vital GP.

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Can you show me the rule which says a retired rider is not elegible?

Do you really think he is less competitive than say Jason Bunyan or some of the Italian riders over the years? Is he significantly worse than say Ellis or Bates?

Were the world finals a farce when you had riders like Staristin and Ondrasik in them? Or do you think Watt is worse than them?

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Bates came 2nd in one race at Cardiff, he was riding regularly in two leagues at the time of the GP. Watt hasnt ridden for over 3 months, reason he retired was that he was rubbish. No comparison to be made between the two. Only a fool would think Watt deserves a place at Melbourne.

 

Bunyan was also well below GP standard, Complete farce he was allowed to ride. There is no point having a wild card or reserve who cant mix it with the top 15.

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Watt has retired. End of story, he is not eligible. If he gets a ride he will only embarass himself and make a mockery of a vital GP.

Totally agree... I was 'stunned' when I read that he'd be lining up!?

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KIT had to be in Amsterdam today ...

So has anyone bikes been shipped out to replace Fricke?

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