Eye on Social Media
In a year where good news has been in pretty short supply, there was potentially a real boost for speedway in the news that Eurosport are to promote the sport globally for the next ten years.
Not only is this a huge shot in the arm for the sport, but it shows huge commitment on the part of all parties involved. Eurosport have a massive global audience and we all know that when speedway is done right, it is simply breathtaking.
So what’s not to like about our great sport being available to the masses?
Onto a slightly more controversial subject now, the British Final, which of course was streamed live from Belle Vue.
Whilst the event eventually proved to be a success was much talked about and pretty controversial, it certainly got people talking. One of the vocal critics of the meeting was former British champion Craig Cook, who opted to sit the meeting out.
Cook clearly wasn’t impressed by what he was witnessing but former Poole star Brady Kurtz was quick to shoot him down by commending Speedway GB for putting the meeting on and that he supported the future of speedway in this country by parting with his money to watch the meeting.
There may or may not have been a slight dig a Craig Cook too…judge for yourself.
Lastly we simply couldn’t leave without paying tribute to Bartosz Zmarzlik who successfully defended his world championship at the weekend and became only the third man to pick up back to back championships in the Grand Prix era. Not only that he staggeringly became Poland’s only ever two time champion, which given their domination of the sport over the years, takes a bit of believing!
However there is little doubt that Zmarzlik was a fully deserved winner and has been the best rider in the series all year despite coming under immense pressure from Tai Woffinden and Freddie Lindgren.
Who would bet against him adding to his tally in the coming years?
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Until next time, and there will be a next time.