24 September 1953 |
|Current club information|
|1986-1987||Newcastle 'Federation Specials'/Diamonds|
|1975||New Zealand Champion|
|1972||British League Div 2 Winner|
|1972||British League Div 2 KO Cup Winner|
David James (Dave) Morton (born 24 September 1953 in Eccles, Lancashire, England) is a former international motorcycle speedway rider who started his career with the Crewe Kings. Represented England at test level. Brother Chris also rode.
Signed by the Hackney Hawks in 1973 from the Crewe Kings but missed almost the entire 1977 season with a broken leg. Requested a transfer in 1978 and was swapped for Finn Thomsen from Wolverhampton Wolves.
Won the New Zealand Championship in 1975. British Finalist (1975, 1976, 1978, 1980) New Zealand Champion (1975) Retired 1988
Dave now works for Swissport (formerly Servisair) at Manchester Airport as a technician on the ground support equipment for the aircraft when they are at the airport terminal. Lives in Manchester with his partner, Bernadette.
Likes music, especially blues and rock and bluegrass and plays a bit of banjo. Wrote a memoir about his time in Speedway "Tapes, Breaks and Heartaches".
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