backmarker

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backmarker

(ˌbækˈmɑːkə)
n
(Athletics (Track & Field)) a competitor who is at the back of a field in a race
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AMONG the hordes heading for Gran Canaria and some winter warmth is Paco Jemez, the man charged with bringing some sunshine back into the life of La Liga backmarkers Las Palmas.
On a bright winter's morning, the unique handicap event saw the Elswick athlete given a healthy start of 11 minutes on the backmarkers.
Marcus Bignot's men will seek a return to winning ways when they host backmarkers Guiseley, who have lost all four matches so far, on Saturday.
Unfortunately, though, the Team Parker Racing entry was forced out of podium contention early in the second half of the three-hour race when it was pitched off the circuit, while running among backmarkers, and the resulting trip across the grass caused race-ending damage.
Manor will be backed by Mercedes power for the first time in 2016, and Wehrlein expects last season's backmarkers to challenge for points in his debut campaign.
Hamilton appeared to suffer a brake issue on the last lap to which he said: "Yeah, my brakes got a bit warm behind a few backmarkers, but it was not really a problem.
Stockton teenager Jak Liddle qualified ninth on the first day but was boxed in on both starts and struggled to get past backmarkers.
JENSON BUTTON has blasted backmarkers Caterham - and told them to wise up for Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix after costing McLaren "millions" in Germany.
These pilots could only snatch championship honours if both Rene Rast and Kevin Estre finish amongst the backmarkers.
FOTA last season represented 11 of the 12 teams on the F1 grid - backmarkers Hispania Racing are currently the only team not allied with the organisation - and has long been gripped by internal rows over the implementation of the RRA.
7 seconds with three laps to go, but was hampered by backmarkers after Michael Schumacher's accident brought out the safety car.
Although Liuzzi can expect a tough year with the backmarkers who have struggled financially since moving into the sport, the Italian is naturally thrilled to have secured a place on the grid.