Speedway Life: Twitter & scuttlebutt – April 2012

1st April

Fredrik Lindgren*

Funny how the water spin the other way around when you are halfway round the globe”

Roman Chyla

“I am wondering why there is no comments on yesterday’s GP in Auckland?
As far as I am concerned, it was fully worthy getting up before 5:00am (CET), turning on my laptop and watching what was going on at the ‘other end of the world’.
After a slow start, I thought it was a really enjoyable Grand Prix. Some of the racing in the second half was very good. To be honest it exceeded my expectations. There was an excellent crowd, made up of all speedway nationalities.”

Fredrik Lindgren*

Watching Speedway GP on NZ skysport 1. Commentator: “Lindback’s a coulorful character” haha bit of a bloop?!?”

Nicolai Klindt*

“in 80% of all relationships the girl is the best looking on. other 20% it’s the boys – that’s where i find my self….”

Keith Huewen*

Just watched the magnificent Greg Hancock NZ SGP again – but what were those brolley girls doing? Were they in pain? Dodging sniper fire?”

Nigel Pearson*

Shame we have a guest rider in opening Sky Speedway but I don’t see an alternative apart from a squad system. Watty is a great choice!!”

Tai Woffinden*

“Broken arm :(“

Mark Lemon*

“Just inspecting the track #looksslick”

Tai Woffinden*

Havent realy broke my are haha”

Mads Korneliussen*

Guy at passport control said to me. you need a new passport cuz that pic looks nothing like you. Well thank YOU!! I did have short hair ones”

David Howe*

Right, nearly home after a long day, had time to think and have snapped out of mood now. Eastie tomorrow, big day #onwardsandupwards”

Joseph Screen*

My last tweet tonight goes to Gary Havelock wishing you a settled pain free night my friend”

Stewart Dickson

“I know it is early in the season but it was a poor turn-out [versus Scunthorpe]. I see that crowds in all of the Premier League appear to be down and it is a problem we all face.”

 

 

2nd April

Alun John Rossiter*

Why once you go past junc 15 m6 it’s dull and cold ! #letsgosouth”

Nigel Pearson*

Limited no of copies left of Greg Hancock Souvenir brochure, 32 pages full colour over 100 pics from his career order from dudleyheathens.co”

Nigel Pearson*

“A few predicting a King’s Lynn win tonight! Hope it’s close and entertaining, important times for British speedway”

Lewis Bridger*

Had some great news the other day 🙂 & I’m still buzzing from it, bring on Sky Speedway tonight against Kings Lynn at Arlington”

Nicki Pedersen*

Landed and relaxing before taking off to Dubai soon ;0) — here: Emirates Business Class Lounge Melbourne Airport”

Joseph Screen*

Spot the crowd #Eastbourne”

Alan Boon*

“Was Janowski in control of that bike at any point in the first two laps? #polesatarlingtonlolz”

Alan Boon*

“T/R rule is so sketchy – Wolves manage to add 5 pts to their score despite not getting a heat advantage in either race #speedwayisretarded”

Alan Boon*

“No mention of bonus points for 7pt win etc – have they done away with them?”

Gary Patchett*

“Gizatullin passed the English test then!! Took two years to get it!!”

Nigel Pearson*

“I’d love to tweet during the show but presenting and commentating on two hour TV show with constant instruction makes it impossible But I do check your tweets to me during ad breaks when I get chance. So thanks”

Jason Crump*

“Great Flight on Singapore Airlines. Thanks to ATPI as always-1st class. Catch ya soon JC and family”

 

3rd April

Charlie Webster*

Home from Eastbourne (car light issues made my journey slightly more adventurous!)Eagles did well to come back, harsh KL didn’t get a point”

Adam Roynon*

“received a few texts from Gary Havelock tonight too…! So so happy to hear from him #legend”

Rory Schlein*

“What is it about the 6am flights that make you think why do i do the job I do ✈ and the coffee shop ant open”

Nicolai Klindt*

“another meeting where everything sucked, so engine is off to denmark while i’m off to poland to bounce back!”

Mads Korneliussen*

“Ryanair sucks ass”

Nicolai Klindt*

“how good is fast track at stansted? £5 and your through in a minute. defo gonna use that more often!”

Nicki Pedersen*

“Is in the air on Emirates A-380 Airbus between Dubai – Heathrow with wifi omboard #justloveit”

 

Chris Holder*

“Tweeting from 30,000ft! Crazy!! Cant wait to get home see my boy :-)))))”

David Watt*

“that’s pretty crazy getting wifi up there ! Keeps you entertained for a while !”

Chris Holder*

“yeh man!! 4 hours to go 🙁 but this is great!!!”

David Watt*

“don’t tell me your in business class ??”

Chris Holder*

“u gotta score more then 4 points to be eligible for business class…..#notgoodenough”

 

Chris Holder*

“Heard the weather pretty sweet down Poole too….jet ski time…? Wonder if max will mind the water”

Justin Sedgmen*

“flights are book for poland for the GP !! lets see what me and Mr doyle can get up to this time round !!!”

Dan Greenwood*

“Just been for a morning run, loosened up ready for tonight”

Lewis Bridger*

“Many thanks for all the kind tweets it really makes me happy that the hard work in the winter is paying off :)”

Dan Greenwood*

“Just taken the van to be washed, poor effort by the romanians.. its still filthy. Must be the cold weather”

Ludvig Lindgren*

“Good that old Fredrik Lindgren is back soon so I can live his healthy lifestyle again!”

Adam Roynon*

“Bikes are all washed off and ready for the 6th meeting in as many days! Thanks to Will Pottinger for the use of his pressure wash! #goodman”

Gary Havelock*

“Update The op to graft nerves from my leg onto shoulder went well but won’t know how well for 6 weeks. Another op tomoz to fix my arm brakes”

Kenneth Bjerre*

“Nice to be back home. But could do with out this english weather”

Lewis Kerr*

“I just finished a 6.69 mi run with a pace of 5’50″/mi and a time of 39:03 with Nike+ GPS”

John Hyam

“Does anyone recall the exact details of a ban on flashlight photography at speedway meetings which was imposed by the Control Board in the late 1940s? As I recall it the ban came about after an incident at Harringay when Lloyd Goffe claimed the use of flashlight caused him to come off during a race.”

 

4th April

Nicolai Klindt*

never landed this late in stansted. 2nd time in 3 days Ryanair is delayed 30mins – now gotta take a cap to the hotel!”

Nicolai Klindt*

“just got on the last bus to Holiday Inn and it’s gone up so it’s now £3. what a rip off! can’t wait till i get home in a warm bed, mmm……”

Ludvig Lindgren*

“that awkward moment when you call holidayinn Home”

Troy Batchelor*

“Gotta love a 2 hour plane delay at this time of morning …..”

Fredrik Lindgren*

“Looks like I’m handling the jet lag better coming back to Europe woke up at 6am this morning very pleased with that”

Mike Bellerby

“Regular fans know how exciting speedway is and I am hoping families from Sussex, Surrey and Kent, who have not been to speedway before, come along to Arlington to see what a wonderful spectacle it is. It is full of colour, noise and edge-of-the-seat excitement and makes a great night out for all the family in a safe, children-friendly environment.”

Lewis Bridger*

“just witnessed Cameron Woodward eating porridge mixed with protein at 8am in the garden at the gear household 😉 #racefuel”

Tai Woffinden*

“Are u fuckin shiting me its showing WTF this country has serious issues..”

David Howe*

“Its days like this that make me realise why I like having Ted work for me #wetsoggybear”

 

Lee Richardson*

“Well impressed with the mpg! 2.5 litre turbo petrol merc!!! Bit better than my Audi q7 v8 diesel at 17 mpg”

Nicki Pedersen*

“Always said Mercedes is the best mate lol #justlovetheshit”

Lee Richardson*

“think Ur right mate 😉 she’s upto 39 mpg! Well done at the gp last weekend #onthegas”

 

Lewis Bridger*

“this months savings is already safely in the savings account”

Lee Richardson*

“good boy….need winter savings for going out to play ;)”

 

Lewis Kerr*

“Hose pipe ban can do one!!”

Joseph Screen*

“Gary [Havelock] had thoughts about you all day my friend

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