Teams from around the world include the United States, Great Britain, New Zealand and local heroes from Australia. The best of the best from these countries will compete for the coveted title. A number of riders have been replaced, after sustaining recent injuries. The 2015 Australian Champion Justin Plaisted and swinger Simon Cohrs will be replaced by fellow countrymen Arron Hartwig and Teagan Hartwig. Shane Hudson and Eli Wright will also be replaced by Grant Bond and Glenn Cox. Despite the changes, the remaining Aussies are primed to have a crack at the win.
Last years’ FIM Oceania, also held at Undera and Gillman Speedway's, was a magnificent success. The Australians managed to conquer last year’s title in an action-packed affair, with Australian superstars Darrin Treloar and Blake Cox taking the win. The Australian duo will be hoping to go back to back in 2017.
April is a mad time for Speedway racing with the FIM Sidecar World Cup, the Australian Speedway Senior Sidecar Championship and the FIM Oceania Speedway Sidecar Championship all crammed in one month. Fans of the category are sure to have their Sidecar action needs fulfilled!
Head on down to the 2017 FIM Oceania Speedway Sidecar Championship at Undera (April 1) and Gillman Speedway (April 9) to cheer on the Aussies as they take on the world for championship glory! Australian Sidecar racing is being put on the map for the world to marvel.
For further information on the Australian Speedway Championships, head to www.ma.org.au
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