Jump to content
British Speedway Forum


  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Fortythirtyeight last won the day on July 26 2019

Fortythirtyeight had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

287 Excellent

Previous Fields

  • Gender

Profile Information

  • Team

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. Fortythirtyeight

    Newcastle "BTS" Gems 2021

    “ not a level playing field “.........speedway has always been that way , at every level, the N.L. is just following an historical trend.
  2. Fortythirtyeight

    2021 GP Series Dates

    It’s a 15 minute walk , hardly out of town, and they close the motorway to enable you to walk back safely. For me Warsaw is better than Cardiff as you don’t get ripped off by the hoteliers.
  3. Fortythirtyeight

    Scunthorpe Scorpions 2020

    Think you are a bit out of touch Dave. I know Newcastle paid for flights for certain Dane’s in the past but that was their choice in their negotiation with said riders, no DMU agreement in place since 2017. This is why the riders get the cheapest flights possible and fly into Heathrow or Stanstead instead of Newcastle, etc ( when riding for northern clubs ) as it’s at their expense. But each club does its own thing ,hence why certain clubs pay way higher than others.
  4. Fortythirtyeight

    Scunthorpe Scorpions 2020

    As Redcar do not pay Andersen’s flights , it does not need to be justified.
  5. Fortythirtyeight

    2021 GP Series Dates

    Then it needs a speedway promoter first and by the sounds of it a very rich one , then it needs to apply for a licence.
  6. Fortythirtyeight


    They don’t.
  7. Fortythirtyeight

    2021 GP Series Dates

    Can’t be done Because it isn’t a licensed track never mind an F.I.M. approved track.
  8. Fortythirtyeight


    All air fences are removable, that’s how they get replaced after a puncture during a meeting. The Cardiff air fence belongs to the circus that is the GP and it’s owners. It would cost a few Bob to transport around 45 + panels to Bradford from any other track and I doubt any one track has enough panels to fit out Odsals track although Belle Vue might come close plus the compulsory spares. To give you a comparison , your track , Redcar, uses 31 panels so quite a lot needed for a track three times the size.
  9. Fortythirtyeight

    Redcar 2020

    Plenty of time yet to find a suitable candidate. Riss has recently changed his mind on his availability and so might a few others yet as circumstances in many countries, including the UK, change. The promoters at Redcar will do their utmost to put out the best team possible and are to be applauded for not reneging on rider deals, quite refreshing considering passed promoters attitudes.
  10. Fortythirtyeight

    New Junior League 2021

    Your certainly entitled to your opinion, however biased it appears. But the championship is way and above the strongest division it’s ever been, as televised matches proved time and time again on sky. It’s the Premiership that has been watered down for the last 5 years or longer and as for the NDL, well, it wonted to be ‘ professional ‘ but not pay its dues, now it’s been forced to be what it was supposed to be , a development division . The gap between the leagues should be just that, a gap. In division 2 days their clubs no.1 was used by the division 1 clubs as a RESERVE, that how big the gap used to be. If you know clubs who have recently provided all that, please name them . As someone who was involved in rider payments on behalf of a club I’d love to know who was going to that level as we had GP standard riders on the books and they certainly didn’t get those things.
  11. Fortythirtyeight

    New Junior League 2021

    A threat to what ??? They have imposed rules on the NDL as they can do ( “ in the best interests of the sport “) , what the heck was it threatening ? Other than pretending it was a professional league and paying wages way above a sustainable level but that was upto them , it wasn’t and isn’t threatening any thing !
  12. Fortythirtyeight

    New Junior League 2021

    So what are they classing as the ‘ juniors ‘ in this scenario ? National League riders ? MDL/NJL riders ? or have they a box of brand new juniors ready to ride one or two rides a week or 4 possibly 5 matches ( 10 rides ? ) this season ? Sounds like they have just come up with a new name for something that already existed at most tracks to me only vastly watered down.
  13. Fortythirtyeight

    Confirmed Signings for 2021

    Utter rubbish. Have you ever been involved in riders wage negotiations ? Whoever the rider is , at whatever position, he will be after the best deal he can get and the promoter will try and get him at the lowest rate he can get, that’s human nature. All riders and promoters talk, they all know what the going rate is so no one gets hoodwinked. Reserves will get reserves rates.
  14. Fortythirtyeight

    IOW 2020

    Yes, at one point three of the ‘ elite ‘ promoters owned over 90 riders between them, nice little loan fee earner without getting your hands dirty.
  15. Fortythirtyeight

    IOW 2020

    Never understood how the asset system is supposed to work. The last published list had riders on it that either had retired years previously, had suffered life changing injuries or worse! As there appears to be no ‘ transfer system ‘ like football and riders jump from one club to another year after year and , in many cases , never ride for the club that owns them then what is it for? I always got the impression it was to give the BSPA some comeback on finances should a club go bankrupt owing them money, like Coventry did?

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