247 days. That’s how long it’s been since four-time Speedway World Champion Greg Hancock last lined up at the starting gate alongside three other riders, but he’s finally back.
It’s been eight months of rehabilitation, of answering questions on his future and of planning a comeback that few 47 year-old’s would attempt. 35 weeks ago he pulled out of the British Grand Prix after admitting defeat in his battle with a severely injured shoulder, but this weekend he came back with a bang.
Racing for Monster Energy in the Speedway Best Pairs series, Greg showed that he’s well and truly ready for the 2018 season with a display that had a bit of everything.
Can he still make a lightning-quick start? Yep. Can he defend a lead with a guy on his tail? Yep. Can he find a way through the crowd when he finds himself at the back? Yep.