Andy Smith (speedway rider)

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Andy Smith
Per Jonsson i Andy Smith.jpg
Andy Smith (center), 1992
Personal information
Nationality  United Kingdom
Date of birth (1966-05-25) 25 May 1966 (age 47)
Place of birth    York, England
Current club information
British league None
Polish league Gdansk
Career history
Belle Vue Aces
Bradford Dukes
Swindon Robins
Coventry Bees
Oxford Cheetahs
Reading Racers
1982-1990, 1998-2001, 2005
1989-1990
1991, 1998, 2004
1992-1995, 1997
2003
2006-2007
Individual honours
British Champion 1993, 1994, 1995
Team honours
British League Champion
Craven Shield Winner
Gold Cup Winner
1982, 1992
1997
1990

Andrew "Andy" Smith (born 25 May 1966 in York, England) is a British motorcycle speedway rider. He won the British Speedway Championship three times in a row in 1993, 1994 and 1995, giving him the distinction of being one of only three riders ever to achieve this feat.[1]

Andy Smith also rode in Australia during his career, including the 1990/91 Australian season when he based himself at the 550 metres (600 yd) Claremont Speedway in Perth, Western Australia. Despite Claremont being almost twice the length of most British tracks, on 18 January 1991 Smith defeated home town hero, and twice Australian Champion Glenn Doyle in the King of Claremont Classic. Smith also finished 2nd to Sweden's Dennis Löfqvist at the Boxing Day (26 December 1990) International at the 610 metres (670 yd) Melbourne Showgrounds.

World Final Appearances[edit]

Speedway Grand Prix results[edit]

Year Position Points Best Finish Notes
1995 19th 34 6th Best finish in German GP
1996 17th 19 8th Best finish in Italian GP
1997 14th 22 9th Best finish in Swedish GP
1998 14th 43 6th Semi-Finals in German GP & Polish GP
1999 20th 22 13th
2000 25th 10 19th
2001 22nd 12 17th
2002 20th 29 13th

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oakes, P.(2004). British Speedway Who's Who. ISBN 0-948882-81-6