Graham Warren

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Graham Warren
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Personal information
Nationality  Australia
Date of birth 1926
Place of birth    Suva, Fiji
Date of death    2005
Current club information
Career status Retired
Career history
Birmingham Brummies
Coventry Bees
Wolverhampton Wolves
1948-1953, 1955
1959
1961-1964
Individual honours
Queensland State Champion 1949
Team honours
Anniversary Cup (Div 2) winner
National Trophy (Div 2) winner
1948
1948

Graham Warren (1926 in Suva, Fiji – 2005)[1] was an Australian international speedway rider who finished third in the 1950 Speedway World Championship final.[2]

Career[edit]

Warren arrived in the UK in March 1948 and signed up with the Birmingham Brummies in the National League Division Two. The Brummies finished second and were promoted to National League Division One for the 1949 season. In sixty meetings that season, Warren was unbeaten by an opponent in twenty five of them and averaged almost eleven points a match. In the May 1948, just two months after arriving in the UK for a trial with Birmingham, Warren was selected to ride for Australia. By 1949 he was the captain of his country. In 1949, despite being in a tougher division he still scored almost ten points a meeting and he qualified for his first World Final.

In 1950 Warren qualified again finished in third place. However in early 1951, a severe accident at a meeting in New Zealand left Warren with a triple skull fracture and his career was never to hit the heights of 1950 again.

World final appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Buck, B (2007) Brummies Legends, Pendragon Books. ISBN 0-9541671-2-0
  2. ^ a b Bamford, R. & Shailes, G. (2002). A History of the World Speedway Championship. Stroud: Tempus Publishing. ISBN 0-7524-2402-5