Richard Hall (speedway rider)

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Richard Hall
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Personal information
Nationality  England
Date of birth (1984-08-23) 23 August 1984 (age 29)
Place of birth    Northallerton, England
Current club information
British league Redcar Bears
Career history
Newcastle Diamonds
Sheffield Tigers
Peterborough Panthers
Västervik (SWE)
Scunthorpe Scorpions
TŻ Lublin (POL)
MKŻ Lublin (POL
Leicester Lions
Redcar Bears
2002
2003-2005, 2009-2010, 2012-2013
2006-2007
2007
2008, 2011
2008
2009
2011
2014
Individual honours
None
Team honours
Elite League Champion
Premier League Champion
2006
2001

Richard Hall (born 23 August 1984 in Northallerton, North Yorkshire) is an English motorcycle speedway rider who rides in the British Premier League.[1] Hall moved from the Elite League team Peterborough Panthers at the end of the 2007 season to captain the Scunthorpe Scorpions in their first season in the Premier League in 2008.

Career[edit]

Hall began his career with the Newcastle Diamonds, making his debut in the Premier League in 2001, before making his Conference League debut in 2002. Hall rode in the Premier League for Newcastle in 2002, recording an average of 1.52,[citation needed] but managed an average of 7.49 in the Conference League with the Newcastle Gems. Hall spent 2003 without a Premier League ride but he was ever present for Sheffield Tigers in the Conference League, averaging 8.46 a meeting. He also rode five matches for the Boston Barracudas in the Conference Trophy, and eight matches for the Coventry Bees in the British League Cup.

His good form saw him earn a place in the Sheffield Tigers team for 2004, where he averaged 5.55 from 47 meetings. He averaged over five once again in 2005 but in a surprise move he was signed by the Peterborough Panthers for 2006 to ride in the Elite League. In 2006, Hall recorded a 4.54 average and the Panthers won the Elite League Championship with Hall playing a vital role in the second leg of the play-off final. He returned to the Panthers in 2007 but his season was cut short after receiving a fractured pelvis and broken ankle in the Garry Stead Benefit Meeting at Sheffield, a few days after being dropped by the Panthers. In 2008, Hall rode for the Scunthorpe Scorpions in the Premier League. He signed for Sheffield for the 2009 season. In 2011 he joined Leicester Lions as team captain, although he was released mid-season, rejoining Scunthorpe Scorpions. Since 2012 he has been part of the Sheffield Tigers team.

Other honours[edit]

  • British Junior Sand Racing Champion,
  • British Intermediate Sand Racing Champion - 2 times holder
  • ACU National Grasstrack Challenge Champion

References[edit]

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