Martin Yeates

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Martin Yeates
Martin Yeates i 1977.jpg
Born (1953-11-24) 24 November 1953 (age 63)
Salisbury, England
Nationality  England
Current club information
Career status Retired
Career history
1972-1980, 1985-1986 Poole Pirates
1973 Chesterton Potters
1973-1974 Eastbourne Eagles
1974 Oxford Rebels
1975-1976 Weymouth Wizards
1977, 1984 Oxford Cheetahs
1980-1984 Weymouth Wildcats
1981-1985 Swindon Robins
Team honours
1982, 1983 National League Pairs Champion

Martin Yeates (born 24 November 1953 in Salisbury, England) is a former speedway rider who most prominently rode for the Poole Pirates and the Weymouth Wildcats.[1]

He twice won the National League Pairs Championship, in 1982 with Simon Wigg and in 1983 with Simon Cross. In 1982 he was the National League Pairs winner with Simon Wigg. He also reached the Overseas Final round of the Speedway World Championship in 1984, becoming the first National League rider to reach that stage. Retiring at the end of the 1987 season, he set up his own business - Martin Yeates Caravans - just outside Salisbury, later renamed as Salisbury Caravan Centre. His involvement with Speedway continued with association with Swindon Robins as Team Manager and Co-Promoter.


  1. ^ Bamford, R. & Shailes, G. (2002). A History of the World Speedway Championship. Stroud: Tempus Publishing. ISBN 0-7524-2402-5