Stuart Robson (speedway rider)

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Stuart Robson
Stuart Robson; Rye House Speedway 2017 (33597692051).jpg
Born (1976-11-08) 8 November 1976 (age 42)
Sunderland, England
NicknameRobbo
NationalityEnglish
Current club information
British leagueNewcastle Diamonds
Career history
1993-1994, 2003, 2011–2014, 2017-2018Newcastle Diamonds
1995-1996, 1998-2004, 2013, 2015,mCoventry Bees
1996Middlesbrough Bears
1997Hull Vikings
2005-2007Rye House Rockets
2009-2012Lakeside Hammers
2015Redcar Bears
Team honours
2000Craven Shield
2005Premier League
2005Premier Trophy
2009Elite League KOC

Stuart Anthony Robson (born 8 November 1976 in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear) is a British motorcycle speedway rider.[1] Brother Scott also rode.

Stuart made his British racing debut in 1993, riding for the Newcastle Diamonds and in 32 matches he posted an average of 4.35. The following season was again with the Diamonds, where he averaged just under 5 points followed by a switch to Coventry in 1995 where he posted figures of 5.31. His 1996 season was split between Coventry and Middlesbrough, while in 1997 he joined brother Scott at the Hull Vikings on Humberside.

The following season he returned to the top flight riding once again for Coventry in the Elite League, where he spent four seasons as a five-point averaged rider before a big year in 2003 when he pushed his average for the Bees up to just under seven points from 47 matches. He also doubled-down with the Newcastle Diamonds in 2003, achieving an 8.76 average from 25 matches. After spending the 2004 season again in the top-flight with the Coventry Bees, Stuart celebrated his Testimonial year at Brandon. Stuart rode 354 matches for the Bees, equating to 1525 rides scoring 1816 points and a further 313 bonus points.

The end of the 2004 campaign saw Stuart move to the Premier League team Rye House Rockets on a full transfer.

At the end of 2008, Robson moved on a full transfer to Elite League club Lakeside Hammers for the 2009 season. He rode for the Hammers again in 2010.

At the end of the 2010 season, it was announced that he would ride for the Newcastle Diamonds full-time in the Premier League whilst doubling up with the Lakeside Hammers in the Elite League.

At the end of the 2018 season, Stuart announced his retirement from the sport.

References[edit]

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

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