Speedway Sport


The Wightlink Warriors speedway team are wasting no time recruiting their 2019 outfit with news that Chris Widman has signed-on as the fourth rider in the Island line-up for the 2019 season.

28-year-old Widman, son of the Warriors’ co-promoter Martin Widman, has a strong following at the Andrew Younie Smallbrook Stadium and continues to enjoy generous sponsorship from businesses and individuals both on the Island and on the mainland.

By his own admission, 2018 was laced with several disappointments starting when The Beast from the East decimated early season practice and fixtures. Combine this with a very busy time with his off-track business and a badly broken wrist and it is easy to see why his match average fell to a disappointingly low 3.32 per meeting, however the Loughborough-based butcher is adamant that he can reverse last season’s bad luck and build his scores back to previous levels.

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Widman said:

“I love racing for the Warriors. They are like no other club I have been at. The support us riders receive is terrific and I need to repay the faith that the fans and sponsors have in me. I’m sure 2019 will be better for me and for the team”.

Warriors co-promoter Barry Bishop said:

“Chris is our fourth signing and we are well aware that he had a tough season in 2018. That said, Chris is an experienced rider – in fact he will be the oldest member of the side – and with a deceptively low average I’m sure he can kick on and secure vital points for us from a second string berth. I’m looking forward to seeing a refreshed ‘Widders’ in amongst the points”.

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