Jump to content
British Speedway Forum
racers and royals

SON finals Togliatti Sat/Sun July 20th/21st Live on BT Sport

Recommended Posts

13 minutes ago, screm said:

Many have mentioned about Dan Bewley should be in the team, but would he be fit enough to take his place after crashing at Peterborough last Monday. Personally I dont see him being ready to take the step up to this level as he seems to be still rebuilding his confidence from last seasons injuries, after that you are looking at Danny King, Steve Worrall etc with Chris Harris and Chris Harris after all has qualified for big meetings this season.

Bewley rode in sweden the day after doing really well scoring paid 6 from 4 rides

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, ArthurRudge said:

I have heard Bomber been working on the setup all night so we will see

As far as I know, the set up involves, ignition timing, jetting, sprocket sizes, bike length( pulling the rear wheel back or sliding it forward) often a combination of these.

I don't know how he can be working on these all night, as you don't know if your going the right way until you try it on track. Maybe theres more to it than that?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
23 minutes ago, ArthurRudge said:

I have heard Bomber been working on the setup all night so we will see

He's been looking for the right "Set Up " for  years 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, DSC67 said:

He's been looking for the right "Set Up " for  years 

Could be he needs to find a way to Specsavers...if so he could take the referee with him.

Is there a different referee for tonight?..... as in the rules, one for Saturday, different one for Sunday.?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Grand Central said:

Much, I mean really MUCH, has been made of the new Great Britain Team management and structure.

Being facetious I would say that they have improved the lads skipping technique no end. Though I am sure it goes much further than that. Behind the scenes.

But up front, on show, with what matters on the Speedway side. Very little is different.

Both last year's SON with nativity on tactics and this year's uninspiring team selection shows  that they haven't advanced the actual speedway thinking one iota.

Alun's personal stylist does get a ten out of ten for effort though. Must be the hardest job of the lot.

This is spot on. Up to now my belief is that the Team GB setup is far more about style than substance. I would be very happy to admit if I am wrong about that.

I can't even think of any way that things can realistically be altered. Either the riders are up to the job or they are not, and things like fitness, nutrition and team bonding sessions make only a marginal difference. The re-definition of 'team' to mean two riders plus an U21 has helped but realistically GB should not need this, there should be more riders at a good level. 

The aim should be to race Test series against Poland, Australia, Denmark etc with 7 or 8 man teams - proper Tests. This might happen in the future but the selection of Chris Harris (much as I admire what he has done over the years) doesn't suggest that we are aiming in this direction. Even Woffinden said we should be going with youth - surely he has a strong voice within Team GB?

  • Like 3
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lambert withdraws.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Do we have another rider out there? Like Poland having Dudek there? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, Panthers89 said:

Do we have another rider out there? Like Poland having Dudek there? 

No....so one heat we can only go with one rider

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, hagonshocker said:

No....so one heat we can only go with one rider

What a professional outfit we are :blink:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 minutes ago, Panthers89 said:

Do we have another rider out there? Like Poland having Dudek there? 

Nah it's GB we'd rather send nutrition personal instead of an extra rider plus Rosco's personal crimper to make sure that he uses the right hair gel for his Tin Tin look or Woody Woodpecker look whichever way you look at it

Edited by zlata prilba
  • Like 3
  • Haha 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, Panthers89 said:

What a professional outfit we are :blink:

Yeah pretty poor considering the fuss made about the GB set up

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I really hope they (Tai and Scotty) comment on that fact. Yes Polish riders can hop over the boarder etc. But we could have had another rider head out there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue. Privacy Policy