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British Final 11th June 2018 at Belle Vue

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5 hours ago, mike1944 said:

It was one of the best speedway meetings on TV I have seen for some time, loads of overtaking and exciting racing. Speedway at its best.

Couldn't agree more mike1944, we've been treated to some fantastic speedway on TV this past week.

Robert Lambert & Dan Bewley...WOW, WOW, WOW!!
Very good performances from a number of riders last night, with for me, Jason Garrity and Scott Nicholls standing out too. 

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14 minutes ago, PHILIPRISING said:

SEEN a few British Finals in my time but none as good as that. Racing at the NSS last night and Wroclaw over the weekend proved and confirmed that speedway can knock any other form of motorsport into a cocked hat.

When speedway is this good , it is very good,      but so can other motorsports.             

 

Wouldn't it have been a travesty had Lambert not won last nights final.    Head and shoulders above the rest , and 4 points clear of his nearest rival,  any other winner would have been laughable.     This format of one Final Race makes the evening  a mockery in finding  the real winner.    If they persist in having a final race then let it be added to the scores they won in the heats.... 

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2 minutes ago, g13webb said:

When speedway is this good , it is very good

Of course it can. But sadly only on tracks that suit the modern super fast bikes and when there is a lot at stake. But it was an excellent weekend of speedway RACING. All the riders involve deserve to take a bow ( and a few more quid ).

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7 hours ago, Hel'n'Back said:

Glad we watched it live then.... No doubt they'll be repeats..

If anyone knows when the repeat will be please alert us.

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What a special meeting, and I am sure majority if not all the riders will remember that as a special meeting too. Hardly a race without some high form of excitement. 

Well done to Lambert, a clean sheet all night on such a great race track has to be applauded. Bewley did well to pull it together, after 3 rides he looked like he wouldn’t make the top 6. What a turn around. Amazing. 

A “well done” to Cookie too. He’s had a rough time just recently, signs last night he may have turned the corner and getting back to his former self. That will be good for GB racing future cause you need some maturity around.

It looks good for Steve Wirral too. Obviously tired last night after his injury, he will soon be in the mix.

and good to see the more mature riders in the mix, Scotty and Harris. Vital for the youngsters progress, all the experience they have to offer.

My final words got to Chris Morton and Dave Gordon. They had a dream and made it come true, many years of struggling but look at the result..... a fantastic racing track which must be one of the best in the world. Just think what fantastic races that track is going to give us in the future. Hats off to Morton and Gordon, amazing work guys.

 

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Well done Robert, best rider in league, and to go unbeaten against the home riders.

Pity TaI wasn't there.

What was attendance?

 

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8 minutes ago, auntie doris said:

Well done Robert, best rider in league, and to go unbeaten against the home riders.

Pity TaI wasn't there.

 

*British rider ;)

Difficult to say best rider in the League when the World Champ rides in the League :D

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An excellent meeting in every way.

Interestingly it did show the real value of having a final.

Under a five-ride top scorer wins method Robert was so far ahead that he wouldn't have needed his fifth ride. It would have been all over very early. Having the final kept the climax element alive to heat 22 and the semi also meant that ALL the races mattered for places as well. This contributed a lot to the excitement.

The track and riders were great but somethings get missed in the moment and it is worth noting that getting the racing formula right for big events is really crucial too.

 

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38 minutes ago, waytogo28 said:

If anyone knows when the repeat will be please alert us.

It’s being repeated today at 12.30 on BT Sport 2

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22 minutes ago, Fromafar said:

For the record No false starts in 21 heats

Yes, I spotted that too. And it looked as if there was no movement at the tapes at all, no twitches. Well done the riders.

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MORE excitement in 20 minutes of speedway than 20 hours of F1. Shame there isn't a harbour adjacent to the NSS where we could park our multi-million pound yachts:party:

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While I have my reservations regarding a Final to decide the Champion it does make it better for the fans,what I would say though is that the Wildcard for Cardiff should not be decided on 1 race.We want the BEST British rider there if possible and it shouldn't be decided on  the 1 race.

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9 minutes ago, PHILIPRISING said:

MORE excitement in 20 minutes of speedway than 20 hours of F1. Shame there isn't a harbour adjacent to the NSS where we could park our multi-million pound yachts:party:

Well, you could probably rent a barge in Canal Street ...

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Even rider's who could not win the meeting in the later stages was still racing .. brilliant advert for our sport .well done Robert you where superb  

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