Soundbites: 26th March 2005
"You don't know me but you own my contract!"
"I just get stuck in and I give everything I've got for the four laps in every race, and
luckily I've come out on top. I just need to improve my starts a little. If I do that my
scores might get even higher."
"Peterborough put up a great performance, they were too strong throughout. We came here
thinking we could do it, and maybe we should have used a tactical ride after heat ten when we
were eight points down, but decided against it."
"We have gone to a hell of a lot of expense to win the right to stage this meeting and I have
no doubt it will be the best ever seen in Peterborough.
The city was lucky enough to stage the 2002 World Cup final but this will be even better.
The best riders in the world racing for the honour of being Best Pairs winners with a hell of a
lot of money up for grabs - it should be something special."
"I want to push my average up to eight points and to get regular guest rides in the Premier League
with a graduation there on a full-time basis in 2006.
I would also like to see myself scoring well enough to get regular rides in the nominated heat
15 of Conference League matches. That's not a case of being big-headed but one of motivation
for the season ahead."
"The problem with Zetterstrom is that he can dish it out, but cannot take it himself."
"There have been a lot of phone calls from a wide area from people wanting to know where the
track is and how much it costs to get in. Clearly they are people who haven't been before and
it is up to us to put on a well-run, professional show to encourage them to come back."
"I'm talking to people, asking questions and everything seems to be positive. I have not had
any obstacles put to me so far and I am really hopeful that Northside could be racing in the
Conference League in 2006. That would be terrific for Workington Comets and there would then
continue to be a good working relationship between the two of us."
"I could never understand people booing him before he even started racing, it makes no sense.
He's proved people wrong and there's a lot more to pull out of him yet."
"I'm disappointed for the riders and the fans, who have waited all winter to see the new team.
But I'm sure they would rather wait a week for a decent meeting rather than see us run in the
rain. The track was good, but as soon as the rain hits the riders' goggles the visibility
goes. Speedway is a dangerous enough sport anyway, we don't really want to increase the
possibility of crashes. It was the right decision."
"There was a lot of effort, but we rarely seem to get going at Sheffield and we certainly
missed the double figure score that Paul is good for around there."
"I feel a bit flat after that. You never like to see anyone hurt and I feel for Billy. It was a
pure accident in heat nine and who knows what might have happened if Billy had not got hurt. "
"While winning the Premier League is our priority, we are determined to reach the later stages of the Premier Trophy by finishing in the top two of the southern section qualifying group so Reading have to be beaten."
"To be honest I thought it would be closer, Morris, Franc and Kristensen are good riders.
I am still trying to set up my clutches better, but it clicked together for us as a team, so
we are happy with the result.
In speedway it's no good saying it's good enough, we can do even better, that's what we want."
"One swallow does not make a summer. So I'd suggest that the Poole fans do not run to the hills just yet."
This article was first published on 26th March 2005
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