The Plymouth Gladiators (formerly Plymouth Devils) are a speedway team in the British National League. The club was reformed after a gap of thirty-six years in 2006 by former St Austell Gulls rider Mike Bowden[1] but folded again in 2016.[2] The club was reformed for 2017 in the National League.

History

Plymouth's original home was Pennycross Stadium. This stadium was used in the pre-World War II era and re-opened in 1947 when the Devils raced in the National League Division Three. Apart from short spells in the Second Division the team operated at this level until 1954. The track re-opened for a couple of years in the Provincial League 1961 (as the Plymouth Bulldogs) and 1962. It re-opened 1968 and had spells in the British League Division Two.

Temporary planning permission was awarded for a new speedway track in 2006,[3] but in August 2007 the club was granted full planning permission.[4]

Riders

2019 team

Previous seasons

Extended content

2018 team

  • England Ellis Perks
  • England Henry Atkins
  • England Tim Webster
  • England Richard Andrews
  • New Zealand Ryan Terry-Daley
  • England Kelsey Dugard
  • England Macauley Leek

Also rode in 2018

  • England Adam Sheppard
  • England Adam Roynon
  • England James Cockle
  • New Zealand Bradley Andrews

2016 team

Also rode in 2016

2015 team

Also rode in 2015

2014 team

Also rode in 2014

2013 team

Previous riders in 2013

2010 team

Previous Riders In 2010

2009 team

2008 team

2007 team

References

  1. ^ Bamford, Robert (1 March 2007). Tempus Speedway Yearbook 2007. NPI Media Group. ISBN 0-7524-4250-3.
  2. ^ "Plymouth Devils: Speedway team folds because of financial difficulties". BBC News. 5 October 2016.
  3. ^ "Speedway back on track". BBC. 6 January 2006. Retrieved 28 October 2007.
  4. ^ "Bowden Delighted with Green Light". Plymouth Herald. 3 August 2007. Retrieved 28 October 2007.[permanent dead link]

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