Norman Hunter (speedway rider)

Norman Hunter (born 21 February 1940 in Willesden, London) is a former motorcycle speedway rider who won the London Riders' Championship in 1963 and again in 1966 and the Midland Riders' Championship in 1969. He was also a member of the Great Britain national speedway team that won the World Team Cup in 1968.

Norman Hunter
Born (1940-02-21) 21 February 1940 (age 83)
Willesden, London, England
Nationality England
Current club information
Career statusretired
Career history
1962Leicester Hunters
1963Hackney Hawks
1964-68West Ham Hammers
1969-1972Wolverhampton Wolves
1972–1976Swindon Robins
Individual honours
1963, 1966London Riders' Championship
1969Midland Riders' Championship
Team honours
1965British League Champion
1965British League KO Cup winner
1965, 1966, 1967London Cup winner
1968World Team Cup winner


Hunter worked as an electrician and was a successful cycle speedway rider with Wembley before, winning scores of honours.[1] After taking up motorcycle speedway in 1961 at the Rye House track, his first team place was with the Leicester Hunters in 1962, reaching the Provincial League Riders Final in his first season.[1][2] He then joined the newly formed Hackney Hawks in 1963, captaining the team in their first season, and won the London Riders' Championship at the first attempt. He then moved on to the West Ham Hammers in 1964 and it was with them he won The London Riders' Championship again in 1966. He also rode with the Wolverhampton Wolves and for Swindon Robins.[1]

Hunter represented England on ten occasions, and Great Britain on ten, all between 1965 and 1971, including the World Team Cup in 1968.[1]

After retiring from racing he was appointed to a technical adviser role for Leicester Lions in 1981, taking over management of the team the following year.[3]

World final appearancesEdit

World Team CupEdit


  1. ^ a b c d Oakes, Peter (1976) Who's Who of World Speedway, Studio Publications, ISBN 0-904584-04-6, p. 64
  2. ^ Rogers, Martin (1963) "Hackney Hawks Here to Stay?", Speedway Star, 1 June 1963, p. 16
  3. ^ Jones, Alan (2010) Speedway in Leicester: The Lions Roar, Automedia, p. 168

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