2010 Premier League speedway season

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2010 Premier League speedway season
Season 2010 Season
Premier League Edinburgh Monarchs
PL Play-Offs Newcastle Diamonds
Premier League KOC Newcastle Diamonds
Premier Trophy Newcastle Diamonds
Young Shield Workington Comets
Premier League Pairs Sheffield Tigers
Premier League Fours Birmingham Brummies
PLRC Denmark Kenni Larsen
Highest average United States Ryan Fisher
(9.69)
Biggest home win Rye House 68 - 24
Redcar (PL)
Biggest away win Stoke 32 - 60
Birmingham (PT)
Competing teams

The 2010 Premier League Season, of speedway motorcycle racing, was won by the Edinburgh Monarchs. The first fixtures of the season took place on 5 April, and the season ended on 31 October 2010. The King's Lynn Stars were the defending champions from 2009. The Newcastle Diamonds won most of the other awards.

Season Overview[edit]

The 2010 Premier League campaign was a successful campaign for the both Edinburgh Monarchs and Newcastle Diamonds. The Monarchs finished the season as Premier League Champions, having amassed 74 points, 16 points clear of the nearest rival (The Diamonds). However, although the Monarchs dominated the League, it was the Diamonds that took the most silverware of the season by winning the Premier League play-offs (against Sheffield Tigers), the Premier Trophy (against Birmingham Brummies), and the Premier League Knockout Cup (against Edinburgh Monarchs). For the other competitions, the Sheffield Tigers were victorious in the Premier League Pairs, with Ricky Ashworth and Josh Auty taking the crown ahead of the Brummies pair. However, the Brummies were victorious in the Premier League Fours, with them dominating the event throughout. The Dane Kenni Larsen then finished off a remarkable season for the Diamonds by being crowned PLRC champion and only narrowingly missing out on the Highest CMA for the season, with the Monarchs' American Ryan Fisher achieving 9.69 average for the season.

Team Lineups[edit]

Berwick Bandits Birmingham Brummies Edinburgh Monarchs
Rider CMA Rider CMA Rider CMA
Poland Grzegorz Strozyk 7.00 Australia Jason Lyons 9.17 United States Ryan Fisher 9.69
Czech Republic Michal Makovsky Injury 6.65 Australia Richard Sweetman 7.68 GermanyKevin Wolbert 7.96
United Kingdom Lee Complin 6.59 Australia Steve Johnston 7.54 Australia Matthew Wethers 7.04
Poland Marcin Rempala 6.52 Australia Aaron Summers 7.00 Finland Kalle Katajisto 7.03
United Kingdom Paul Clews 5.65 Australia Justin Sedgeman 6.56 United Kingdom Andrew Tully 6.85
United Kingdom Craig Branney 5.11 United States Chris Kerr 5.47 United Kingdom William Lawson 6.39
New Zealand Jade Mudgeway 3.53 United Kingdom Kyle Newman 3.70 United Kingdom Ashley Morris 3.00
TOTAL 41.05 TOTAL 47.12 TOTAL 47.96
Glasgow Tigers Kings Lynn Stars Newcastle Diamonds
Rider CMA Rider CMA Rider CMA
Australia Travis McGowan 9.09 United Kingdom Olly Allen 9.80 Denmark Kenni Larsen 9.67
United Kingdom Joe Screen 9.07 Czech Republic Tomas Topinka 7.64 United Kingdom Rene Bach 9.03
Australia Josh Grajczonek 7.10 Denmark Lasse Bjerre 7.00 Australia Mark Lemon 8.98
United Kingdom Nick Morris 4.55 Australia Kozza Smith 6.23 United Kingdom Jason King Injury 5.80
United Kingdom John Branney 4.27 United Kingdom Chris Mills 5.12 United Kingdom Derek Sneddon 5.27
United Kingdom Lee Dicken 3.81 United Kingdom Adam Roynon 3.95 Australia Dakota North 4.65
Australia Jake Anderson 3.00 United Kingdom Cal McDade 3.00 United Kingdom Adam McKinna 3.00
TOTAL 40.89 TOTAL 42.74 TOTAL 46.40
Newport Wasps Redcar Bears Rye House Rockets
Rider CMA Rider CMA Rider CMA
United Kingdom Leigh Lanham 7.49 United Kingdom Gary Havelock 8.03 Sweden Linus Sundstrom 9.53
Canada Kyle Legault 6.99 United Kingdom James Grieves 6.86 United Kingdom Jordan Frampton 7.91
Sweden Kim Nilsson 6.95 United Kingdom Joe Haines 6.64 United Kingdom Chris Neath 7.04
United Kingdom Craig Watson 6.36 Argentina Emiliano Sanchez Injury 6.64 Sweden Stefan Ekberg 6.39
Sweden Robin Aspegren 6.03 Czech Republic Tomas Suchanek 4.34 Germany Robbie Kessler Injury 5.69
Australia Alex Davies 4.24 Denmark Peter Juul Larsen 4.00 United Kingdom Kyle Hughes 4.88
Australia Todd Kurtz 3.75 United Kingdom Charles Wright 3.47 United Kingdom Paul Starke 3.00
TOTAL 41.81 TOTAL 39.98 TOTAL 44.44
Scunthorpe Scorpions Sheffield Tigers Somerset Rebels
Rider CMA Rider CMA Rider CMA
United Kingdom David Howe 8.36 United Kingdom Ricky Ashworth 7.97 Australia Shane Parker 7.95
Sweden Magnus Karlsson 7.68 United Kingdom Josh Auty 7.89 Australia Cory Gathercole 7.69
United Kingdom Carl Wilkinson 7.01 United Kingdom Richard Hall 6.94 Australia Sam Masters 6.72
Finland Tero Aarnio 6.12 Czech Republic Josef Franc[s] 6.81 United Kingdom Ritchie Hawkins 5.86
Sweden Viktor Bergstrom 4.65 Australia Hugh Skidmore 5.69 Germany Christian Hefenbrock 5.38
United Kingdom Jerran Hart 4.39 United Kingdom Paul Cooper Injury 5.12 Australia James Holder 4.00
Denmark Jan Graversen 4.10 United Kingdom Simon Lambert 3.56 United Kingdom Kyle Howarth 3.00
TOTAL 42.31 TOTAL 43.98 TOTAL 40.60
Stoke Potters Workington Comets
Rider CMA Rider CMA
Sweden Jeremia Thelaus 7.00 United Kingdom Rusty Harrison 6.92
Australia Taylor Poole 6.11 United Kingdom Craig Cook 6.64
United Kingdom Ben Wilson Injury 6.07 United Kingdom Chris Schramm 6.37
Czech Republic Hynek Stichauer 5.97 Denmark Peter Kildemand 6.35
United Kingdom Lee Smart 5.78 United Kingdom Andre Compton 5.97
United States Ricky Wells 5.55 United Kingdom Richard Lawson 5.38
Czech Republic Lubos Tomicek 4.96 Denmark Casper Wortmann 4.72
TOTAL 41.44 TOTAL 42.35
Injury = Rider Injured and Currently Not Riding. Rider Replacement or Guest Facility used instead.
^[s] = Rider Currently Serving Suspension from British Racing.

Last updated: November 23, 2010

Source: BSPA

Fixtures & Results[edit]

  Home\Away BER BIR EDI GLA KL ND NW RED RH SS SHE SOM STO WOR
Berwick Bandits 50-43 54-42 42-48 39-50 61-32 46-43 56-29 50-40 58-35 54-39 58-35 44-49 57-33
Birmingham Brummies 60-32 41-48 54-40 61-32 60-32 61-29 62-28 53-41 52-40 54-38 51-39 58-34 48-42
Edinburgh Monarchs 50-39 54-41 64-26 41-49 61-31 52-38 54-35 49-43 59-34 56-35 58-35 58-32 64-26
Glasgow Tigers 42-48 46-44 44-51 54-41 37-53 46-50 53-30 42-49 42-52 41-48 47-43 53-40 49-41
Kings Lynn Stars 64-30 49-41 42-53 53-42 51-45 49-44 50-40 56-39 55-35 58-34 45-48 60-35 49-44
Newcastle Diamonds 67-27 60-35 41-51 62-33 58-36 66-26 60-33 56-38 53-39 56-35 61-33 55-38 55-39
Newport Wasps 52-40 39-52 33-39 53-40 60-35 44-46 42-48 57-35 61-29 47-43 51-42 48-43 37-52
Redcar Bears 40-50 44-46 44-46 46-46 47-43 40-50 51-43 42-51 49-44 44-49 41-51 51-42 43-50
Rye House Rockets 59-33 47-43 35-55 51-41 53-40 53-43 44-46 68-24 45-45 50-39 53-42 61-31 57-36
Scunthorpe Scorpions 62-28 55-39 41-48 62-30 55-37 52-39 42-45 57-34 55-37 41-51 56-40 51-39 56-36
Sheffield Tigers 54-39 46-44 41-49 49-44 56-37 43-47 47-42 49-35 55-39 61-32 50-43 61-33 55-38
Somerset Rebels 58-34 42-48 45-45 45-45 58-34 42-48 50-40 55-38 46-47 47-43 48-45 55-38 56-37
Stoke Potters 49-41 49-42 41-51 50-41 49-43 42-48 40-52 50-40 52-41 53-40 43-47 52-37 48-42
Workington Comets 43-47 47-42 51-42 51-40 52-43 47-43 55-40 50-43 62-32 56-36 42-47 62-33 57-35

Last updated: December 10, 2010. Source: BSPA

Colours: Blue = home win; Red = away win; White = draw

Home team listed in the left-hand column

League table[edit]

Pos Club M Home Away F A +/- Pts
3W 2W D L 4W 3W D 1L L
1 Edinburgh Monarchs 26 11 1 0 1 7 3 1 0 2 1317 1039 74
2 Newcastle Diamonds 26 12 0 0 1 2 4 0 2 5 1307 1096 58
3 Birmingham Brummies 26 11 1 0 1 1 2 0 5 5 1275 1102 50
4 Sheffield Tigers 26 8 3 0 2 2 3 0 2 6 1217 1156 49
5 Rye House Rockets 26 9 1 1 2 2 1 0 1 9 1217 1183 42
6 Workington Comets 26 9 2 0 2 2 0 0 3 8 1204 1184 42
7 Kings Lynn Stars 26 8 3 0 2 2 0 0 2 9 1201 1213 40
8 Berwick Bandits 26 9 1 0 3 1 2 0 0 10 1157 1218 39
9 Scunthorpe Scorpions 26 10 0 0 3 1 0 1 2 9 1189 1194 38
10 Newport Wasps 26 6 2 0 5 1 3 0 3 6 1162 1193 38
11 Somerset Rebels 26 6 2 2 3 1 1 0 1 10 1168 1227 32
12 Stoke Potters 26 6 3 0 4 0 1 0 1 11 1106 1277 28
13 Glasgow Tigers 26 4 2 0 7 0 1 2 1 9 1112 1272 24
14 Redcar Bears 26 2 2 1 8 0 1 0 0 12 1039 1317 14
Key:
Premier League Play-Offs

Home: 3W = Home win by 7 points or more; 2W = Home win by between 1 and 6 points
Away: 4W = Away win by 7 points or more; 3W = Away win by between 1 and 6 points; 1L = Away loss by 6 points or less
M = Meetings; D = Draws; L = Losses; F = Race points for; A = Race points against; +/- = Race points difference; Pts = Total Points

Last updated: October 20, 2010

Source: BSPA

Premier League Play-Offs[edit]

Semi finals[edit]

First leg[edit]

Second leg[edit]

Final[edit]

First leg[edit]

Second leg[edit]

Promotion / Relegation Playoff[edit]

The Promotion/Relegation Playoff was contested between the Newcastle Diamonds and the bottom Elite League team, Ipswich Witches. The Diamonds narrowly lost the first leg, by 44-46, despite leading at one point by 34-26 and missing regular riders Jason King, Mark Lemon and in-form reserve Dakota North. The Diamonds were heavily defeated at Ipswich by 64-32, leading to an aggregate defeat of 110-76.

First leg[edit]

Second leg[edit]

Premier Trophy[edit]

Premier League KOC[edit]

Premier League Riders Championship[edit]

Placing Rider Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Pts Pos 21 22
1 Denmark (2) Kenni Larsen (ND) 13 3 3 3 2 2 13 2 3
2 United Kingdom (7) David Howe (SS) 11 2 2 3 3 1 11 3 2 2
3 United States (3) Ryan Fisher (EDI) 11 2 1 2 3 3 11 4 3 1
4 Denmark (11) Rene Bach (ND) 13 3 3 3 3 1 13 1 0
5 United Kingdom (9) Josh Auty (SHE) 10 X 1 3 3 3 10 5 1
6 Australia (6) Travis McGowan (GLA) 9 3 2 1 2 1 9 6 0
7 United Kingdom (1) Leigh Lanham (NW) 7 1 3 0 0 3 7 7
8 United Kingdom (5) Lee Complin (BER) 7 1 0 2 1 3 7 8
9 Australia (12) Cory Gathercole (SOM) 7 1 3 1 2 F 7 9
10 Australia (16) Jason Lyons (BIR) 6 2 R 2 2 0 6 10
11 Australia (4) Taylor Poole (STO) 6 0 1 2 1 2 6 11
12 Sweden (8) Linus Sundstrom (RH) 6 0 2 1 1 2 6 12
13 United Kingdom (13) Gary Havelock (RED) 6 1 2 1 0 2 6 13
14 Czech Republic (14) Tomas Topinka (KL) 4 3 0 0 1 0 4 14
15 United Kingdom (10) Rusty Harrison (WOR) 3 2 1 0 0 0 3 15
16 United Kingdom (15) Jordan Frampton (RH) 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 16
United Kingdom (17) Steve Worrall 0 0
United Kingdom (18) Richie Worrall 0 0
Placing Rider Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Pts Pos 21 22

m - exclusion for exceeding two minute time allowance • t - exclusion for touching the tapes • x - other exclusion • e - retired or mechanical failure • f - fell • ns - non-starter • nc - non-classify

gate A - inside gate B gate C gate D - outside

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