Martin Dugard (speedway rider)

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Martin Robert Dugard (born May 18, 1969 in Worthing,[1] West Sussex) is a former international motorcycle speedway rider who spent much of his career with the Eastbourne Eagles. He also rode for the Oxford Cheetahs.

Martin began riding for Eastbourne as a 16 year old and was one of the brightest prospects in the National league. He moved into the British league with Oxford and soon became a heat leader for the Cheetahs and an England international. He was British Under-21 Champion in 1989 and he made his world final debut a year later at Bradford's Odsal stadium, scoring 6 points.

Although known mainly for his exploits riding for the Eastbourne Eagles, Dugard also had success both as an England rider and in individual speedway meetings. During his career, he made the podium in British, Commonwealth and Overseas finals (winning the 1993 Overseas final) and his greatest triumph, winning the 2000 British Grand Prix as a Wild Card rider.

World Final Appearances[edit]

Speedway Grand Prix results[edit]

Year Position Points Best Finish Notes
1998 32nd 2 21st 1 wild card ride in Britain - engine failure when in qualification position
2000 19th 25 Winner 1 wild card ride in Britain - Won British Grand Prix at Coventry
2001 31st 4 17th 1 Wild Card ride in Britain - broke toe in last ride

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oakes, P & Rising, P (1986). 1986 Speedway Yearbook. ISBN 0-948882-00-X