Dream Team: Peter Williamson
50 years old working in the media industry, an ex
loyal Wimbledon fan from about 1970 onwards. My team is very biased to
Wimbledon riders as they were the guys I saw week in week
Great servant to Wimbledon, very under rated, but
always gave 100% in every race wearing the Wimbledon race
Came from a country where
Speedway was not supported and was the start of something great for
Denmark, without him Denmark would not have had such gre at riders as
Hans Nielsen, Eric Gunderson, Tommy Knudsen, Jan Pedersen, Bo Peterson
etc etc. A great pioneer for the sport, was the reason why the current
grand prix format came into existence.
Who?, I hear you all say, he was a young novice at
Wimbledon, unfortunately Rocky could not stay on his bike very often, we
used to love watching him after the main meeting, he was never going to
make it but he did his best and was determined to carry
Sheer class from day one,
unfortunately, died just as he was reaching his peak, true style and a
future world champ if circumstances had been different. He had just won
the Golden Helmet and scored a 15 point maximum in his last meeting at
Plough lane, a great way to go out.
Came over from Poland to ride for the Dons, he was a
world class rider, who oozed style, He has a stadium named after him and
was the first speedway rider in the World to have a monument dedicated
to them. That sums up what people thought of him.
I really cannot add anything more to what anyone else
has said about this great rider, He was just so good that some seasons
his meeting average for Newcastle and Belle Vue was over 11 points a
meeting, numerous world finals and other titles, a legend, but because
he was so good, I did not like him.
Brought razzmatazz to speedway, the girls loved his
looks he was a star even before he became one, a great rider who never
knew when he was beaten, loved every race he was in and the 1981 world
final win at Wembley was one of the great meeting I saw.
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This article was first published on 10th February 2013
"My brother was right about Rocky Coutts. Never was going to be a great ,but one hell of a tryer."
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