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WOW what an afternoon a good time was had by all. With the sunshine blazing away as the GMB Dons Theme tune of Blazeaway was played, as the 2003 Dons took to the track. A fantastic turn out of supporters saw what was a great start to what is hoped to be a great season for the GMB Dons. With the press and practice day taking place on a sunday the crowd was fairly big as the sunday market was running in the stadium car park.

The afternoon took shape by having all the press parts of the day taking place before supporters were let in. The riders were brought out onto the track by the sound of Blazeaway. The riders were then able to practice in pairs tell 3pm when the Tommy Jansson Time Trials took place.

Gavin Hedge Won the Tommy Jansson Time Trials in a time of 34 sec.

Each rider done two laps of the track which was timed, and the 4 riders with the fastest time went into a 4 man race for 4 laps. Gavin Hedge came out on top form he was the fastest in the time trials and then went off and won the final beating Martin Williams, Danny Giffard and Roger Dickerson.

The results of the time trials were:

Gavin Hedge 34 seconds, Martin Williams 34.34 seconds, Roger Dickerson 34.67 seconds, Danny Giffard 34.85 seconds, Andre Cross 35.6 seconds (second attempt as he fell in his first try.), Chris Hunt 35.88 seconds, Nathan Irwin, 35.94 seconds, Jon Stevens 36.96 seconds, and Daniel Berwick 38.56 seconds.

The final result was:

Gavin Hedge taking the Tommy Jansson Memorial Shield.

Martin Williams runner up, Danny Giffard 3rd and Roger Dickerson not finishing the race as he fell on the final lap.

During practicing, new signings Danny giffard and Gavin Hedge both looked in good form, along with Roger Dickerson and Chris Hunt. Andre Cross fell a couple of times in his practice runs.

The track was in a very dusty condition due to the hot weather. Absent from todays events was Wayne Barrett who had been practicing this morning but had to be back in Exeter by 5pm tonight. Chris Schramm who was riding at Peterborough. And finally Jason Prynne was absent due to his girlfriend being 8 months pregnant and was taken ill today.

That's all for now folks so blazeaway and see you all on wednesday.


GMB Dons make promising start to 2003 season

Wimbledon GMB Dons started their 2003 camapign in promising style by pushing Mildenhall all the way in a thriller last Saturday night at West

On a bitterly cold evening, the large travelling support from South-west London saw the GMB Dons fight for every point before being eventually
outpaced 48-42 by the current Conference Trophy holders.

New signing Danny Giffard made an instant impression on his debut with eleven paid twelve and was well supported by his team mates, who with more luck could have returned to Plough Lane with a share of the spoils. Costly engine

failures for Giffard, Wayne Barrett and skipper Chris Hunt gifted a number of points to the Fen Tigers as the two well matched teams laid on a feast of thrilling racing.

Team Boss Dingle Brown pronounced himself pleased with the effort shown bythe entire team.
"I'm very optimistic for the season ahead based upon this performance. Our heat leaders rode
very well and the team as a whole were full of determination."

It's all systems go at Plough Lane this coming week as the 2003 Press & Practice Day on Sunday 23rd March is swiftly followed by the inaugural
Ronnie Moore Cup three nights later on Wednesday 26th March.

A strong Conference League line up is being put together for the 16 rider,20 heat opening meeting with Wimbledon legend Ronnie Moore in attendance to
meet the supporters and make the presentations.

The Board of Directors have purchased a magnificent trophy which will be presented to the winner on the night (although handed straight back!), and
this is a fitting testimony to the great Dons legend and double World Champion.

Fans are again reminded that they will be admitted free to the Press & Practice Day with doors opening at 1.30pm for a 2pm start. Page 3 Millennium
Girl Rebekah Teasdale is the star attraction as the GMB Dons squad compete for the prestigious Tommy Jansson Shield.

End of press release.

Wimbledon Riders Fan Clubs.
Information for any Wimbledon Rider who has a fan club will be posted here.

Chris Hunt- Chris Hunt has a fan club, information will be put here, once I speak to the fan club seceratary at the begining of the season.

Jon Stevens- Jon Stevens Racing Team is run by Becky (myself) and Carol (my mum) Partridge. It was set up last season and will continue this season . Information will be put up shortly once we know if Jon will be riding for the Dons. Jon also has a website at which has not been updated for a long time but will be updated very soon.

Martin Williams- Martin williams Racing Team is run once again by Becky (myself) and Carol (my mum) Partridge. It was set up last season, and will continue this season as long as Martin rides for Wimbledon. Martin also has a website at which again has not been updated for a long time but will be updated very soon.

Andre Cross- Andre Cross has got a website at it is stated on here that news on a fan club will be published soon on the website as soon as I know the information I will put the information on here.

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