Soundbites: 22nd May 2006
"The boos make me want to win that much more.
It is sad to witness and I don't see the knockers coming up to tell me face-to-face what
However, they pay their money and are entitled to have their say.
If it has any effect on me it is to score more points."
"It won't be long before someone gets turned over here.
It's coming together and you can see there's potential for more. We've come up against the
side who are top of the table and I didn't expect to beat them.
Even when we were in front I knew it would be difficult to stay there."
"This year is my last opportunity to win the title and I'll be going flat out for a rostrum
place at Leszno as well as qualifying for the final.
It's a top class field but, if I ride as well as I know I can, then I can make the final."
"Recently I've had problems with my health, my condition.
What's very important for me is to get good food - breakfast, lunch and evening meal.
I didn't do this before - I had lots of junk food, fast food and didn't sleep very well.
I've had headaches.
It's really, really hard for me because of so many meetings and so much travelling. I had
slept at the airport last Tuesday - it's not good."
"I never believed Henrik would accomplish this (his assessed 9 point average) in his first
season simply because it is such a
change in conditions for him compared to what he is used to in Denmark where they ride
on super slick tracks all the time.
However, he will get better as the season goes on - that is still my belief - as he
experiences different riding conditions at other tracks up and down the country."
"Racing over here in Britain for 10 years is cause for celebration and I want the whole evening
to represent that.
I've gone for riders who are entertainers on the track, but are up for a laugh with the supporters afterwards.
It's important to me that people come and have a good time. I have no doubts the racing will be top notch because there is a lot to ride for."
"I've made a great start and I'm happy with my form but we've still got a long way to go."
"I am disappointed not to be in the Championship of Great Britain.
It is all down to paperwork, the same as Mark (Loram). At least, in my case anyway, it gives
the younger lads a chance to have a go."
"The scoreline was no shock to me.
For some reason Wolverhampton always get under your nails and this was no exception. They
just chipped away and took it to a last-heat decider.
We were always going to find it hard without Miedzinski at reserve and to be honest struggled
in that position."
"Jessica is a very good rider and was keen to prove what she could do in front of the home fans.
But she is there on merit, there is no sentiment involved at Devils - we are a very
We want to win matches and win the league and with good young riders like Jamie Westacott and
Matt Bates waiting in the wings, Jessica is under pressure to produce the goods."
"I've still got an open mind on finding a reserve to take over from Lee Derbyshire, and as I've
said before I'd sooner use someone who isn't committed to another Premier League track
and then we have the opportunity to use him for the rest of the season.
Lee has been told he's in for a long recovery with his broken legs and won't be looking at
riding again this year."
"I was fighting for the lead and three of us were together as William Lawson came inside and
I thought he was at fault. I don't think I was to blame and I don't believe it was any more
than a couple of laps. It should have been rerun.
But, having said that, I still think we have a fighting chance of getting through to the next
"We have not have enough riders firing at the same time and unless that happens, you are not
going to win away from home. We're disappointed with the away results but one of our biggest
problems is our lop-sided fixture list. Home wins boost confidence, and that gives you the
confidence to go and do well away as you go there on a high from winning the previous meeting."
"My target was to get into the semi-finals, so I'm not 100 per cent pleased.
It was very close. But I should have been able to get one or two more points. I wanted to show
what I can do."
This article was first published on 22nd May 2006
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