From about March till around the end of October, it is the season of one of my favourite sports speedway. Speedway is a high risk motor sport, where riders are international from countries like Australia, Sweden, Denmark, Great Britain, Russia and also Poland where speedway is the national sport.
All the leagues have high standards in every league. The rules of speedway are very simple. When riding there are four riders on the track. The home team have the helmet colours of red and blue and the away team have the colours white and yellow. When the race has finished which can last seconds have a tally of points.
First= 3 points
Second= 2 points
Third= 1 point
Last= no points
Speedway in Britain has three leagues the elite league, premier league and the national league.
The elite league have teams in 2011 that include- Belle Vue Aces, Birmingham Brummies, Coventry Bees, Eastbourne Eagles, King’s Lynn Stars, Lakeside Hammers, Peterborough Panthers, Poole Pirates, Swindon Robins, Wolverhampton Wolves.
So far the elite league has been interesting in that points have been gained by teams and also lost by teams who you would think have won meetings. The newbies of Birmingham and Kings’s Lynn, these teams have done well in 2011 for the new teams. However some of the riders in the other teams have rode for the new teams at some point when being in the UK.
Some countries speedway is well known, but in the UK it seems it is more known in some places and not others. In Cardiff the British Grand Prix is a spectacle to be seen and it is known as the favourite track of the riders.
There are many youngsters coming through the ranks in speedway and are a credit to themselves. Some have the confidence from day one and others build on skill and technique. The Australian riders are very talented and can include people like Darcy Ward, Dakota North, Sam Masters who have the confidence and talent to become great speedway riders. Some riders like Freddie Lindgren ride not just in the UK but in other countries leagues. Most riders do this to gain experience in other league and with other riders. It shows how they can work as a team and gel as a group.
In the next month the speedway world cup is happening and hopefully Great Britain can do well in this.