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9 minutes ago, Najjer said:

Pretty sure there is also a rule that stops Grand Prix riders from competing in the second divsion.

There isn't, which is immaterial as the disputed part of the rule is the existence of a valid CL average, which they don't have.

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17 hours ago, Grachan said:

Wrong decision, if so.

Absolutely the right decision (and it doesn't just affect those two riders?).

If they then also disqualified all the other riders in the CL with PL averages >6 then it would be clear but at the moment it is inequitable and unfair. 

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1 hour ago, Najjer said:

Pretty sure there is also a rule that stops Grand Prix riders from competing in the second divsion.

Never seen that one.  Any current Championship rider could qualify (technically) for the GP Series and continue racing in that league. 

Craig Cook is the perfect example. He himself choose not to race in the Championship this season but because he has a valid average could have remained in that league this year if he wanted too. 

Carl Stonehewer also was a 2nd tier rider who also rode in the GP's.

 

As is usual with the governing body the rules are written in such a way that some riders can ride in one league whilst others British riders with a much lower top flight average can't. 

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I gather that Greg Hancock will be riding in the Scottish second division this year

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14 hours ago, Hamish McRaker said:

I gather that Greg Hancock will be riding in the Scottish second division this year

Easy mistake, it's actually Greg McHancock who is riding in the Scottish 2nd division. :P

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AGREEMENT REACHED OVER NEW RULES
BRITISH Speedway bosses have held top level talks to mutually agree interpretation of new 2018 regulations.
Members of both the British Speedway Promoters’ Association Management Committee (BSPA) and Speedway Control Bureau (SCB) have worked together to ensure more opportunities for home grown riders are available.
In simple terms this means the high profile case of Scott Nicholls has now reached a satisfactory conclusion for all parties and this fine servant to British Speedway is now eligible to race in the middle tier, the SGB Championship.
After deliberation an agreement was reached allowing further opportunities for the use of "home grown" riders ensuring that in particular Championship teams will all have the opportunity to commence the season on competitive terms.
Riders who have previously been eligible for the old Conference League, or the current National Development League, are now eligible for the Championship.
A BSPA spokesman said: "We are pleased to be working alongside the SCB to clarify and reach agreement over this very delicate issue and it is now time for us all to look ahead to the new season with much enthusiasm."
An SCB spokesman said: "The members of the Bureau fully appreciate the complex issues facing promoters at this moment in time.
"We are fully committed to assisting them to re-establish a firm foundation for the sport from which to move forward."

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THE fact is that the original rule as drafted by the BSPA was illegal, not just in speedway terminology but law which is why the SCB steadfastly refused to accept it.

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24 minutes ago, PHILIPRISING said:

THE fact is that the original rule as drafted by the BSPA was illegal, not just in speedway terminology but law which is why the SCB steadfastly refused to accept it.

Which is exactly what i said weeks ago, only to be shot down in flames by certain 'know all keyboard warriors' on here. Just proves that the people who tried to implement these 'rules' are incompetent...

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Unlucky Godfrey you come unstuck again. All the best to Scott and Eddie. Now we just need to get Max Clegg fixed up somewhere.

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I would imagine the Lakeside promotion are feeling a bit peeved.

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27 minutes ago, TonyE said:

I would imagine the Lakeside promotion are feeling a bit peeved.

They shouldn't have given up so easily - should have stood up to them like Ged does.

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They were probably aware of the speed at which the speedway problem resolution works and decided on Plan B instead.

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7 hours ago, Matt Ford Fan said:

Unlucky Godfrey you come unstuck again. All the best to Scott and Eddie. Now we just need to get Max Clegg fixed up somewhere.

He has a top flight team and NL team. 

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