Charles Wright (speedway rider)

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Charles Wright
Born (1988-10-26) 26 October 1988 (age 30)
Stockport, England
Nationality England
Current club information
British leaguePeterborough Panthers/
Redcar Bears
Career history
2004–2007, 2010Buxton Hitmen
2007–2009, 2011Workington Comets
2010, 2017, 2019–Redcar Bears
2011, 2018Leicester Lions
2011Belle Vue Colts
2012Edinburgh Monarchs
2012Glasgow Tigers
2013–2018Somerset Rebels
2015–2016Swindon Robins
2018Sheffield Tigers
2019–Peterborough Panthers
Team honours
2008Young Shield winner
2013League Championship winner, Knockout-Cup winner
2014Premier League Four-Team Champion
2014Premier Shield winner
2015Knockout-Cup winner
2016League Championship winner
2016League Cup winner

Charles Martin Wright (born 26 October 1988) is a British speedway rider.

Wright was born in Stockport, Greater Manchester,[1] His grandfather, Jim Yacoby rode for the Belle Vue Aces from 1959 until 1967. Charles' brother James is also a speedway rider.

Career history[edit]

He started his career with the Buxton Hitmen in the Conference League stepping up a level with the Comets and signed on again for the 2008 season.[2]

In 2011 he had a spell on loan at Leicester Lions, replacing Jamie Courtney, only to be replaced himself later in the season.[3] In 2012 he rode for Edinburgh Monarchs until being released in July. Shortly after he went on to join the Glasgow Tigers only a few weeks after his axe from Edinburgh replacing long serving reserve Jayden O'Malley and the Buxton Hitmen in the National League at the high flying number one spot. In late August 2013, he replaced Stefan Nielsen in the Somerset Rebels side, and made an immediate impact when scoring 9-points in the 2nd leg of the KO Cup Semi-final at Edinburgh, which ended in a 90-90 aggregate draw and had to be ridden again the following month, when the Rebels eventually carried off the Cup. He went to become a major contributor to the Rebels title and KO Cup winning efforts. In 2014, he was one of only two riders retained from the Rebels double winning septet, with the other being Nick Morris. In December 2016 he signed for Redcar Bears in the new British SGB Championship for the 2017 season.[4]. For 2018 he moved to local track Sheffield Tigers but has returned to Redcar Bears for the 2019 season.[5]


  1. ^ Oakes, P.(2004). British Speedway Who's Who. ISBN 0-948882-81-6
  2. ^ "Wright On". News and Star. 10 November 2007. Retrieved 10 November 2007.[dead link]
  3. ^ "2011 Rider Index: W",, retrieved 2011-12-05
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