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  1. To be fair Premiership Clubs are generally closer to Poole and race mid-week, the Championship clubs are predominately northern and mainly race at the weekend.
  2. Yes, what a dumb cluck I am! The 1st August GSAs are: Rory Schlein 8.62 Steve Worrall 7.96 Danny King 7.92 Ondrej Smetana 5.00 (assessed) Stefan Nielsen 4.29 Ben Cook 4.00 (assessed) Danyon Hume *** (Rising Star) http://www.speedwaygb.co.uk/championshipteamissues21
  3. Rory Schlein 8.58 Danny King 8.27 Steve Worrall 7.69 Ondrej Smetana 5.00 (assessed) Stefan Nielsen 4.19 Ben Cook 4.00 (assessed) Danyon Hume *** (Rising Star) http://www.speedwaygb.co.uk/championshipteamissues21
  4. SGP website shows Janowski first and Laguta second, presumably by virtue of Janowski having a lower GP number?
  5. The rules are ambiguous and/or contradictory as to what happens once a RS rider goes into the top 5. From SR 012.3.1 : Rising Star riders, who as per SCB reg. 012.3 (Team Line-ups), shall move into a team’s 1-5 will be subject to SCB reg. 012.4 (Facilities). In the event a Rising Star is absent, with a facility permitted, he can be replaced by; i. any guest rider from the Rising Star list, of that teams initial permitted Team Declaration rating or below, or ii. Rider Replacement, at the Team Managers discretion. 012.3 TEAM LINEUPS a) the top rider (by MA) must ride at #1 b) the 2nd to 5th riders (by MA) can ride in any position #2-#5. c) the 6th or 7th rider (by MA) must ride at either #6 or #7 012.4 FACILITIES Absent rider(s) 1 - 3 by MA G or RR 1 absent rider 4 - 5 by MA RR (unless RR is already being used then it’s a G) Both riders 4 - 5 RR x 1, G x 1 at the Team Managers discretion Absent 6 - 7 G No facility G with an MA of 25% lower that the absent rider, in accordance with the appropriate minimum MA for that league. The 5% enhancement for home riders is not Applicable in this situation
  6. NeilWatson

    Start Marshall's

    We had pretty much that at Peterborough, my father was Start Marshal and I wore the blue overalls. We only had five in the team as 'red' acted as assistant during the race. We used to rake our gate after every race too.
  7. NeilWatson

    Kent Kings 2020?

    I hadn't grasped that you were suggesting two changes, sorry. From 1st August there is 13.64 available for a double change, or 8.50 to replace Hurry alone. It will be interesting to see who Kent have up their sleeve.
  8. Awarding a race comes under FIM rules rather than GP rules. 70.10.17 Finish of a heat The finish of a heat shall occur in the case of any of the following circumstances. a) when the front part of the front wheel of the motorcycle (whilst attached to the machine) passes over the finishing line after completing the appropriate number of laps provided the Competitor is in contact with his motorcycle. b) when the Referee has awarded the heat as provided for in these regulations. c) If the Referee has cause to stop a heat after the leading Rider has passed the start/finish line to commence the last lap, the Referee has the sole discretion to award the heat based upon the positions of the competitors at the time the heat was caused to be stopped. The disqualified Rider will be awarded no points and any competitors behind the disqualified Riders being advanced one place. d) Where racing incidents etc. have reduced the riders available to take part in the re run of any heat to a single competitor, the Referee may award the appropriate number of points to the remaining competitor without the need for a further rerun.
  9. There certainly is: The 2 Riders who finish 3rd in each of the Semi Finals will be 5th and 6th in the Final Meeting Classification, with the higher ranked rider from Intermediate Classification 5th and the lower ranked rider 6th. This rule will apply if both riders complete, or fail to complete the Semi Final. If only one of these riders fail to complete the Semi Final for any reason, he will be placed 6th in the final meeting classification. The 2 Riders who finish 4th in each of the Semi Finals will be 7th and 8th in the Final Meeting Classification, with the higher ranked rider from Intermediate Classification 7th and the lower ranked rider 8th. This rule will apply if both riders complete, or fail to complete the Semi Final. If only one of these riders fail to complete the Semi Final for any reason, he will be placed 8th in the final meeting classification. As Lambert was excluded first he is deemed to finish 4th, Madsen 3rd in the first semi-final.
  10. NeilWatson

    Kent Kings 2020?

    Where do you get 14 points from? Kent have 2.78 points plus the average of the replaced rider to use for changes, while Troy Batchelor’s converted average would be 11.10.
  11. NeilWatson

    Birmingham Brummies 2020

    It used to be the case that helmets had to be worn if practice starts were to be done, for a slow ride round bare heads were OK. That could have changed though. When I was a Promoter I always insisted that the riders didn't put their helmet on until they'd been introduced.
  12. NeilWatson

    Club Merchandise

    Speaking from personal experience, going solo on merchandise is a big financial commitment with, overall, a very poor rate of return. Take shirts as an example - which sizes do you stock, how many of each size, what's the minimum order quantity, where do you store the stock, who sells it on your behalf. Then ask the same questions (except size perhaps) about each line of merchandise. A specialist like Johnny can deal with all these points through economies of scale and knowledge of the business. There is a good reason 'iainb' why four of the six Premier League Clubs choose to use Jaybea's services.
  13. NeilWatson

    Witches v Stars 29th July

    With almost every rider in the top league doubling-down at the moment how would you make it work without dramatically watering down the product?
  14. NeilWatson

    Poole Pirates 2021

    There's always been a rule stating how a rider is to be replaced should none of the other facilities (and that list is long) be appropriate.
  15. NeilWatson

    King's Lynn Stars 2020

    Yes
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