It’s been a while, but I am back. Apologies for the lack of blog activity from myself last week, it has been absolute madness with things outside of speedway over the last few weeks.
Anyway enough about me, what about “Ruthless” Robert Lambert and his storm to victory in the British Under 21 final yesterday? We were treated to an absolute master class from a rider who looks to be going places in this sport. I genuinely believe we could have raced until midnight and nobody would have touched him such was the form he was in.
Before the meeting myself and a couple of others were speculating about how keen Robert would be to race here given his other commitments....I guess now we have our answer.
I had harped on in my programme notes for the meeting about how crucial it is for young riders to gain experience of racing abroad whenever the opportunity arises in order to develop. Robert Lambert is proof that this theory is bang on as he was frankly a class above.
However, that isn’t to say the meeting was all about one rider, far from it. There were a few impressive displays from the likes of Nathan Greaves, Connor Mountain and Alfie Bowtell, the latter who picked up the “Mr Entertainer” award for his exploits on the night. Bowtell is a rider who has impressed me every time I have seen him and another who has a bright future in the sport. The same can be said of all the riders on show that put on a fantastic nights entertainment.
A special mention must be given to local lad Luke Ruddick who picked up two impressive wins after a slow start to the meeting. The future of British speedway perhaps isn’t as bleak as the naysayers would have you believe.
In other news it appears we have a new blogger on the team, a welcome to Sarah Ellis who as many of you will know as a supporter of the Bandits for many years. I look forward to reading her thoughts on a regular basis as I am sure you all do.
Also on the horizon is the start of the GP season where Jason Doyle will be looking to retain his crown as World Championship action returns to Warsaw on May 12th. I am especially looking forward to this meeting as I will be in attendance and I have little something special planned for you all on here once that meeting has passed so stay tuned for that!
This weekend we look forward to the double header against our old pals the Comets, all the way from Workington! As is always the case with these meetings it promises to be another hotly contested affair. The Comets have recently signed Bradley Wilson Dean as cover for Mason Campton and we await the news of a guest rider for Nickolai Klindt whom I believe is away on European Championship duty. This could potentially make the Comets even stronger than normal and with young Dan Bewley having ridden here and finished fourth in the aforementioned Under 21 meeting they will be sniffing a victory both at Derwent Park on Friday and here on Saturday night.
You do not want to miss this one, it should be another cracker!
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Until next time...and there will be a next time.
Right I’ll hae’tae gan