Dream Team : Robin Couzins
My team selection is based on riders that I have seen ride in the flesh at
some time or another.
Simply the most professional rider I have seen, always tidy and also the best rider of the
mid 80's to late 90's.
Never saw him ride that many times really, but I always remember Mr Showtime when I did see
him. He seemed to almost be either off the back of the bike or underneath it. A great
Great on the shale or grass, a bloody nice bloke and bloody great rider. His never give up
style, whether 1st or 4th, is great to see and how many racing lines has that track??? Our last
world champ and the GP's will be worse off without him this year - if only for the
entertainment value alone.
Immaculate style and presence. Took over where Hans left. Like the terminator - he will be back!!
It could of been either Hamill or Hancock here, but my nod goes to Sam, not only for his
speedway ability, but also for proving the doubters that he can still do it in his 40's.
Why should age be a barrier when you can ride as good as he can?
As a youngster, it was Kinsgmead on a Saturday night, sitting on the 3rd and 4th bends, hanging
over the fence and watching Barney in his leathers with the big yellow Mcdonalds "M" on his
bum. I always remember him fighting his way from the back to the front. I'm not sure if
Barney just couldn't gate or his Mcdonalds sponsorship slowed him down!! LOL.
Deserving World Champ, style and guts.
This article was first published on 19th February 2005
"Barney Kennett was Canterbury speedway."
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