Martin Dugard (speedway rider)

Martin Robert Dugard (born 18 May 1969 in Worthing,[1] West Sussex) is a former English international motorcycle speedway rider who spent much of his career with the Eastbourne Eagles. He also rode for the Oxford Cheetahs and Dackarna in Sweden

Martin began riding for Eastbourne as a 16-year-old and was one of the brightest prospects in the National league. He moved into the British league with Oxford Cheetahs and soon became a heat leader for the Cheetahs and an England international. He was British Under-21 Champion in 1989 and he made his world final debut a year later at Bradford's Odsal stadium, scoring 6 points. He was part of the Oxford title winning team in 1989.

Although known mainly for his exploits riding for the Eastbourne Eagles, Dugard also had success both as an England rider and in individual speedway meetings. During his career, he made the podium in British, Commonwealth and Overseas finals (winning the 1993 Overseas final) and his greatest triumph, winning the 2000 British Grand Prix as a Wild Card rider.

In 2015 Martin become Chairman of Eastbourne Speedway club in the national league along with his older Son Connor Dugard they both run the club on a day to day bases, Kelsey Dugard who is the younger Son is a member of the 2015 team along with, Bradley Wilson Dean, Richard Andrews, Ben Hopwood, Marc Owen, Georgie Wood, Daniel Spiller.

World Final AppearancesEdit

Individual World ChampionshipEdit

World Pairs ChampionshipEdit

World Team CupEdit

Speedway Grand Prix resultsEdit

Year Position Points Best Finish Notes
1998 32nd 2 21st
2000 19th 25 Winner Won British Grand Prix
2001 31st 4 17th

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Oakes, P & Rising, P (1986). 1986 Speedway Yearbook. ISBN 0-948882-00-X