READER REPORT:

All-time great: Ivan Mauger

WAYNE TUAPOLA
Last updated 05:00 18/09/2012
Ivan Mauger
The Press
TITLES: Ivan Mauger rides his Jawa 500 at the Ronnie Moore Track.

Related Links

Assignment: Pick your all-time sports greats

Relevant offers

Stuff Nation

Top five reader comments Guys in utes, not tourists, are 'worst drivers' Simple acts of kindness made for great neighbours 11 reasons the Black Caps will win the Cricket World Cup Lessons learned from running, no matter the weather Pet of the day: No flies on Freddie Weather photo of the week: March 27, 2015 Shop in your property price range Top 5 lady bits comments today Top Gear saga like 'spinster stoush on Coro'

How great it is to be known around the world as a Kiwi, but greater still is to be known as a Kiwi world champ over a decade in a sport that can badly hurt you.

Ivan Mauger was just such a man. He came out of New Zealand with the enthusiasm and ability borne of a focus to be the best in his chosen sport, speedway bikes.

He represented New Zealand on many occasions in his own way, on circuits here and across the world.

In speedway you have no brakes, only a throttle for forward at a great rate of knots - generally on a track of wet clay.

Mauger is still involved in the sport, helping those that need advice, but will there ever be another like him?


View all contributions
Ad Feedback

Comments

Special offers
Opinion poll

Would you send your child to a total immersion school of another culture?

Yes

No

No opinion

Vote Result

Related story: (See story)

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content