Michael Lee, who started a career that saw him win the 1980 World championship as a 16 year old at Mildenhall, is to make one final appearance at West Row. Rated one of the most naturally gifted riders of the modern era, Lee will make an attempt on breaking the West Row track record on Sunday during the Handicap Best Pairs - and has vowed that will be his last ever ride on a speedway bike.

"Once he has made the attempt, he will hang his leathers up for good" explained Fen Tigers manager Graham Drury. "Michael rarely does exhibitions or the like and this really will be the very last opportunity for supporters of any age to see one of Britain's former world champions on a bike."

"He has something of a unique style and was a thrilling rider during his career. Even though the years have rolled on, Michael is such a competitive person that he fully intends to give this attempt 100 per cent."

"He is busy preparing an engine that he feels will be quick enough and providing track and weather conditions are favourable, I really do think we could see something a bit special on Sunday. He will do the four laps - but that's it, no more. This really is the end of an era and I'm sure there will be a very special reception for Michael on Sunday.

"We intend to do something for Michael and Robert Henry on the day to mark the occasion and the meeting will be something that a lot of people with speedway connections in general will remember as something a bit special."

 

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