Andy Smith (speedway rider)

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Andy Smith
Per Jonsson i Andy Smith.jpg
Andy Smith (center), 1992
Born (1966-05-25) 25 May 1966 (age 50)
York, England
Nationality  United Kingdom
Current club information
British league None
Polish league Gdańsk
Career history
1982-1990, 1998-2001, 2005 Belle Vue Aces
1989-1990 Bradford Dukes
1991, 1998, 2004 Swindon Robins
1992-1995, 1997 Coventry Bees
2003 Oxford Cheetahs
2006-2007 Reading Racers
Individual honours
1993, 1994, 1995 British Champion
Team honours
1982, 1992 British League Champion
1997 Craven Shield Winner
1990 Gold Cup Winner

Andrew "Andy" Smith (born 25 May 1966 in York, England) is a retired British motorcycle speedway rider.

Career[edit]

Andy Smith 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]

Smith also rode in Australia during his career, including the 1990/91 Australian season when he based himself at the 520 metres (570 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]

Individual World Championship[edit]

World Team Cup[edit]

Speedway Grand Prix results[edit]

Year Position Points Best Finish Notes
1995 19th 34 6th
1996 17th 19 8th
1997 14th 22 9th
1998 14th 43 6th
1999 20th 22 13th
2000 25th 10 19th
2001 22nd 12 17th
2002 20th 29 13th

See also[edit]

World Longtrack Championship[edit]

Finals

1991 - Czech Republic Marianske Lazne 10pts (8th)

1992 - Germany Pfarrkirchen 5pts (12th)

External links[edit]

References[edit]

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