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SBP best pairs 3rd round Landshut Thursday 10th May 2018 live on Eurosport

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This series needs knocking on the head, abysmal.

When the rider's are asked what they like about the series they're fumbling around trying hard to think of an answer accept for the real reason, it pays well.

To be constantly asking that question to the rider's I get the impression they're getting desperate to sell the product to tv companies and the paying public. 

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I just watched it on Eurosport. Landshut is not the best of tracks anyway and it was far too dry with dust blowing everywhere the camera found difficulty seeing the riders in 3rd and 4th places, verey little overtaking. The watering of the track made little difference 2 laps and the dust was back. Anyone watching speedway for the first time would probably not bother to watch again, certainly not a good advert for speedway. With the track in better condition this could have been a fairly OK meeting but it was one of the most boring I had seen for a long time. I just wonder what the state of the crowds were when they returned to their cars they must have been covered with half the track on their clothes. I love speedway and do not like to be too critical, but this one was sadly a waste of time watching.

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37 minutes ago, mike1944 said:

I just watched it on Eurosport. Landshut is not the best of tracks anyway and it was far too dry with dust blowing everywhere the camera found difficulty seeing the riders in 3rd and 4th places, verey little overtaking. The watering of the track made little difference 2 laps and the dust was back. Anyone watching speedway for the first time would probably not bother to watch again, certainly not a good advert for speedway. With the track in better condition this could have been a fairly OK meeting but it was one of the most boring I had seen for a long time. I just wonder what the state of the crowds were when they returned to their cars they must have been covered with half the track on their clothes. I love speedway and do not like to be too critical, but this one was sadly a waste of time watching.

Totally agree with You. I have just returend home from this meeting, and was like all the other people in the stadium covered in dust from head to toe. This was cruel - if speedway was always like that I would never go again.

It was not only the tv cameras, we in the stadium could not see the riders at times, either. The Polish promoters of this sereis have a habbit of leaving the tracks dry and dusty. Someone has told me they dont want the advertising boards on the fence covered with wet mud, so that the spnosors nams are always visible. Don't know if that  is true. Perhaps they were cautious because some rain was on predicted for later on the day.

Anyway, I can't remember seeing such massive dust clouds at a speedway meeting, and so little water being put on the track. I know that the people of AC Landshut would want to prepare their track very differently, but they are not allowed to by the Polish OneSport people, who take full control of this event. One Sport rents the race track and runs the show.

Let's hope for the sake of the sport, that we will get a well prepared race track for this year' SGP challenge, which takes place at this track. I am confident it will be good, because AC Landshut will be in Charge of the track again for the SGP Challenge. 

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Terrible dusty track. Terrible spectacle. Gave up after 9 heats.

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