Soundbites: 3rd May 2005
"We're so pleased to see Lubos' efforts finally rewarded with a big score and his performance made all the hard work during the rain delay worthwhile."
"It was a bit of a gamble to sign him, but it looks as though it is a gamble that will pay off. I thought he was excellent tonight. We could not have asked for more from him."
"There's always been a point missing here and there for me in the past,
but it was brilliant to get it all right and for us to get the bonus point as well.
Not a lot has changed from recent weeks, but maybe the track suited me better, my preparation was excellent and everything was on-song."
"I didn't mind the old system, but at least now you are rewarded with winning rides by having choice of gates in the semis and final.
I am so pleased to have got through the meeting. I was very worried before the start. It is tough having seven rides and I would not have wanted an eighth!"
"Kenneth is getting his act together again. He has been hit by three engine failures and all of them were on TV. He was
getting a bit embarrassed about it.
He says he'll make sure he's set up right for the next time we appear but we aren't on the list for May so he'll have to wait for his chance to show the viewers what he really can do."
"It was the engine I used in the European Grand Prix in Wroclaw on Saturday.
I used it again in the Polish League on Sunday when I got 14 points, so I flew it over to England to try here.
I didn't think that it would work well here, I thought that it would be too strong for the Poole track.
But nothing was working for me here, so I had nothing to lose and just tried something out of the blue and it worked.
I am absolutely over the moon with the result and that we are level on points with Belle Vue at the top of the table."
"The mood in the camp is happy, it was a good effort.
I would say Rye House are the best side we've faced this season, they're running away with their Southern Premier Trophy section.
They've been hammering other teams at home, but we kept them to six points for the home leg return.
I think we've got plenty to build on."
"This is a very important meeting to us as we need to win this and the away leg at theirs on Sunday, May 15 to give ourselves a good chance of finishing second in the Southern Trophy table and qualifying for the semi-finals.
They have a very solid line up with Mads Korneliussen, Kristian Lund and Michael Coles all being really good back up for Watson."
"Edward (Kennett) looked across at me and saw me going by.
The next thing I knew he had moved his bike over and I was in the fence. I could not believe that and I could not believe the referee's decision to exclude me.
I am absolutely gutted as I had the championship won. The referee would not talk to me, which made it worse."
"I'm not making excuses but nothing went our way tonight.
Lee and Sebastian have big engine problems and lost points in scoring positions while Mads
is not feeling very well but still gave it his best shot for us.
Leigh never made a gate at all tonight and is very angry with himself. We were certainly in with a shout at one stage so I
am very disappointed with the way it ended."
"It was a fantastic result. I always treat away draws as victories and I'm absolutely delighted for Lukas (Dryml) to return with a
"It's been a good day for both me and the team. Riding in the Under-21 final did wonders for my confidence and it was a
real learning experience."
"The fall I suffered at Newcastle was a simple one and not a serious crash.
I'm thinking it could have actually happened on the Friday at Armadale. It was still sore when I rode at Berwick on the
Saturday. I hope to be racing again by the end of June or the first week in July."
"I was disappointed that we lost on Saturday because I honestly felt we had a very good chance of going there and
winning. Unfortunately it didn't work out like that and a few of the lads had long faces afterwards because they knew
they hadn't done very well.
In a way I was pleased by that because it showed they are professional and care about their performances."
"It might sound like sour grapes, but strange decisions at crucial stages went against us.
What's done is done though and I'm just glad that all our riders ended the meeting safe because conditions were appalling."
This article was first published on 3rd May 2005
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