The FIM Speedway Sidecar World Cup has transformed into one of the premier events on the Australian racing calendar. As a stand-alone event, the winner will be crowned World Cup Champion and receive the title of world’s best sidecar duo! Countries competing in the FIM Speedway Sidecar World Cup include Great Britain, United States of America, New Zealand and Australia.
Sidecar superstars Darrin Treloar and Blake Cox won last year’s FIM Speedway Sidecar World Cup and will be determined to go back to back and win this year’s event. They won’t be without their challengers and will face strong competition from fellow Australians and world competitors.
The Australians will have a fight on their hands with Kiwi riders Andrew Buchanan and Denny Cox who performed well at last weekend’s FIM Oceania Speedway event to be now leading that Championship. The New Zealanders will be looking to stamp their authority at the FIM Speedway Sidecar World Cup and take the fight to the Aussies.
Australian sidecar rider, Trent Headland recently discussed who he thought could contend in the upcoming sidecar Championships and FIM Speedway Sidecar World Cup “Darrin Treloar is the hardest competition out there, but Mark Mitchell is fast around Gillman. There are probably at least eight guys who could definitely win this year. You also can’t disregard the Kiwis, they’re on good bikes coming out of Australia and getting quicker and quicker. We’re personally firing on all cylinders, pumped and can’t wait!”
This weekend features two sidecar Championship races including the FIM Speedway Sidecar World Cup on April 8 and the FIM Oceania Speedway Sidecar Championship on April 9. Both races will be taking place at Gillman Stadium, only 24 hours apart! A practice session will also take place on April 7, which can also be attended. It’s a glorious month for sidecar action in Australia!
Make sure you head on down to the FIM Speedway Sidecar World Cup and FIM Oceania Speedway Sidecar Championship at Gillman Speedway and cheer on the superstars of the sport!
For more information visit Gillman Speedway's website by clicking here.
Also keep up with the latest Speedway news with the Australian Speedway Championship Facebook Page and Motorcycling Australia Website.
Photo from Rachelle Wilkonson, taken at FIM Oceania Speedway Sidecar Championship at Undera