Full Name: Phillip Morris
Birthdate/ birthplace: Sep 10. 1975 - Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport
Weight: 79 kg
Eyes: Bluey green
Shoe Size: Size 11
School Life/ Results: I really enjoyed my time at school, passing 6 GCSE at A-C grades. Lots of sports honours and would go back tomorrow if I could.
First Job: I was always the bookmaker in school, on sporting competitions. I remember losing loads of money when Tottenham won the FA cup in 1991 as lots of my mates bet on them.
Lasting childhood memory: Winning all my races at my primary school sports days. I still have each of the years programmes all with red, 1st place ribbons on them
Lives: A small village called Cwmfelinfach, which is about 10 miles from Newport at the start of the valleys.
Newspapers/ Magazines: Speedway Star, GQ
Favourite Food: Italian
Worst Food: Vegetables and salad
Do you cook? Not much, just now and again.
Favourite Drink: Coca Cola and Water.
Top TV Programme: Heroes, Soccer AM and most sport
Programmes you switch off : Party political broadcasts
Musical taste: - Scouting for Girls, Script and I do like my 80s music especially Go West.
Last CD bought: (download these days) Scouting for Girls - Everybody wants to be on Tv
Top radio programme: Chris Moyle’s Radio 1 breakfast show
Best film watched: Bad Boys (Will Smith and Martin Lawrence) and Happy Gilmore (Adam sandler)
Top actor: Martin Lawrence and Adam Sandler
Top actress: Cameron Diaz
Favourite colour: I'm a red man myself
Do you have time for normal social life? Out of season yes, but during the season it's hard to get out in a social way as much as I would like.
What other sports are you interested in? Football, any motor sport in fact any Sport.
Are you a shopaholic? I think I will be the first rider to admit this, but yes I am a big shopaholic
Favourite clothes: Fashion clothes, although I know they are stupidly priced
Do you do the National Lottery? Not normally, but I do it now and again
What if won £63,000, what would you do with it? Invest it in another property and rent my house out.
Do you keep in touch old friends? Yes because I live in a small village. I will always bump into and see my old mates who I grew up with
Favourite kind of people: Straight talking people and jokers
Least favourite: Two-faced people and big time Charlie's
What sort of holiday's do you like? Hot with a good nightlife
Best country visited: New Zealand is a very nice country, but I also like Italy
Hobbies/ interests: Football, moto-cross, golf, mountain biking and computers.
Do you do any physical training? Normally I will be out training with my local football team, mountain biking and I also do some squash or tennis.
Are Interested in technology? Yes I like to be up to date with all the latest gadgets like laptops, mp3 player etc
How do you relax? I don't normally like to relax, as I like to be doing things all the time. I relax when I sleep.
Laughs at: People who get drunk and want to fight the world, Jackass and good stand up comedians
Dislikes: Vegetables, alcohol and cold weather
Phobias: None I can think of as I'm such an adrenalin dependent
Work: Just speedway, but I'm also the Welsh version of Del Boy in my spare time
Favourite possessions: My bike
Are you superstitious? Not really, but if things go very good in a meeting I will try and repeat the same build up the next meeting
What do you wish for in life? To be happy, loaded, healthy and to never look back on life saying what if.
Do you find it difficult to keep a set routine? Yes riding speedway in different countries and getting last minute guest bookings makes it hard to keep set routines
How would you describe yourself? Ultra competitive, a very bad loser. I like to interact with the fans even if they have something bad to say about me, so I would say I was pretty easy going.
Present club: Stoke (PL), Lakeside (EL)
Previous clubs: Reading (for many years), Birmingham, Newport, Belle Vue and Newcastle
Contracted to: Birmingham
Where did you start speedway? My first rides were at Cradley Heath in under 16 demo races with good friend Glenn Cunningham
What age? About 13
Previous racing experience: I was 6 times British champion in youth grasstrack, which has been the entry to speedway for Mark Loram, Joe Screen, Scott Nicholls and many others
Any race night superstitions: I don't like being late to any meeting as that would mess up my mental approach
Machinery: I have four bikes ready for the 2009 season
Mechanics: Andy Hutton and also Uppy McGuppy (Spannerboy)
Best Friends in Speedway : Jason Crump, Adam Roynon, Glenn Cunningham, Andy Hutton plus plenty of other riders and Paul Hunsdon (my Racing Manager and former Reading official).
Do you spend much time in workshop? Yes I do because I always seem to do 20 odd guest bookings per season so I have to spend a lot of time working on my bikes, although I probably should spend more time there.
Thoughts on costs involved: Quite high, but I'm lucky that I have a good group of sponsors who back me, which helps me a lot
How can costs be cut: Put everyone on the same standard engines
Transport: People Carrier.
Sponsors:, Penhale Quantock, APmedia Wulfsport, Talkback Comms, Chalfont Coaches, Beeline Oil, Thanks to them all and if your interested in sponsoring me then please contact Paul Hunsdon 07860 826279
Best club ridden for: Reading (under Pat Bliss), Birmingham and I am sure that both Stoke and Lakeside will be great to ride for.
Favourite track: Stoke, Lakeside, Birmingham and the old Smallmead circuit in Reading.
Worst track: Now I'm grown up a bit all tracks are to be raced and I try to enjoy them all. I give them all 100%, but I never seem to do that well at Kings Lynn or Sheffield.
Favourite kind of track: When it's raining and patchy, because lots of riders are defeated before they go on track
Most admired riders: Per Jonsson was amazing on a speedway bike and I still like to look back at videos of him racing. I will never forget when he team rode me home at Coventry for a 5-1 - it felt fantastic at the time. And I will never forget racing at Belle Vue alongside World Champ Jason Crump and scoring many 5-1s
Early and/ or main influence: My dad who has been there for me from the start.
Best meeting: I won the first ever speedway meeting in the world in the new millennium, at the New Year Classic on 2nd Jan 2000
Titles/ Championships won: Six times British youth grasstrack champion, British League Championship medals, 4TT winners medal, BSPA Cup medal, Premier best pairs.
Worst meeting: Any meeting where I get injured
Worst injury: I have had more problems than anything with a football injury I picked up 8 years ago, when I snapped my cruciate ligament. I have had 3 major operations to fix it. I picked up some nasty internal injuries thanks to the Mildenhall fence in 2008.
Most embarrassing moment: It was in the early 90s and I had just scored a 5-1. When I shock hands with my team mate we touched bars and down we both came - did I feel stupid!
Best stadium raced in: The Millennium Stadium when I did some PR stuff for the Welsh papers and was the first rider ever to ride the track.
What are your hopes? To have an enjoyable season and help Stoke and Lakeside to do well.
Riders for the future: Adam Roynon and Tim Webster
All-star team: Per Jonsson, Jason Crump, Armando Castagna, Jan Andersson, Hans Nielsen, Mark Loram and Joe screen.
What advice would you give to newcomers? Buy some golf club or a pair of football boots - only kidding!! I would say get the best equipment you can, listen and practice as much as you can.
What are your thoughts on speedway's image? The profile is getting better, but the sport really needs some blue chip companies to get involved in sponsorship and that will help lift the profile.
What would improve speedway? Air fences all round, better PR people and more razzmatazz at meetings
Are referees consistent: No, you have to accept everyone is a different personality and will see situations different - we have to accept that.