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  • Rob Dyer

Warriors & Wizards - 2020 Season Report


Speedway, like so many other sporting disciplines, has been hard hit by the Corona Virus. 2020 has become a year like no other and the knock-on effect for speedway teams up and down the country has been traumatic, concerning and just so frustrating.


Here on the Island, 2020 was a non-starter for the Wightlink Warriors and Wightlink Wizards due to government restrictions for the use of stadiums preventing public attendance, which culminated in the sport’s governing body taking the decision to abandon any form of league racing.


But when we look back on 2020 the Warriors promotional duo of Barry Bishop and Martin Widman should be applauded for some determined efforts to keep the club profile high. Barry Bishop takes up the story of an ‘annus horribilis’ that wasn’t so ‘horribilis’ after all.


“Our winter planning and team building had been coming along nicely and we had very high hopes for successes on and off track so the first lockdown just a couple of weeks before our opening