Death – Obituary News : Former World No.2 speedway rider Gordon Kennett has passed away, according to Glasgow Speedway. Kennett recently attended a special event at Ashfield and was pictured with club legend George Steven. The Glasgow Tigers send their condolences to the Kennett family.
GLASGOW SPEEDWAY are deeply saddened with the passing of former World No.2 Gordon Kennett.
He was only recently a special guest at Ashfield, here pictured with club legend George Steven.
We send our condolences to the Kennett family. pic.twitter.com/EnQEEmjrO2
— Glasgow Tigers (@glasgowtigers) September 12, 2023
Gordon Kennett, former World No.2 in speedway, passed away yesterday, leaving the Glasgow Speedway community in deep sorrow. The news of his demise has sent shockwaves throughout the sporting world, as fans and fellow riders mourn the loss of a true legend.
Kennett, who had recently graced Ashfield as a special guest, was captured in a heartwarming photograph alongside club legend George Steven. The image serves as a poignant reminder of his enduring connection to the sport and the Glasgow Tigers team.
Born and raised in the United Kingdom, Kennett’s career in speedway began in the late 1960s, and he quickly made a name for himself as one of the most talented riders of his generation. His determination and skill propelled him to the pinnacle of the sport, earning him the prestigious title of World No.2.
Throughout his career, Kennett competed in countless races, thrilling fans with his fearless riding style and incredible speed. His tenacity and passion for the sport made him a role model for aspiring riders and endeared him to fans around the world.
Beyond his accomplishments on the track, Kennett will be remembered for his generous spirit and kind-hearted nature. He was known for his willingness to support and mentor young riders, offering guidance and advice to those who looked up to him.
The loss of Gordon Kennett leaves a void in the speedway community, but his legacy will continue to inspire generations to come. Glasgow Speedway extends its deepest condolences to the Kennett family during this difficult time, as they mourn the loss of their beloved husband, father, and racing icon..