Wildcards announced for 2017 QBE Insurance Australian FIM Speedway Grand Prix
July 31, 2017

Reigning Australian Speedway Champion, Sam Masters has been named as Wild Card for the 2017 QBE Insurance Australian FIM Speedway Grand Prix at Melbourne’s Etihad Stadium, October 28.

The New South Wales (Newcastle) born racer will once again compete against the world’s best at the FIM Speedway Grand Prix Australian Round. Masters will be a force to be reckoned with, after winning the Australian Championship back in January.
 
As Wild Card, Masters will join the already competing Jason Doyle and Chris Holder on Speedway’s grandest stage. In what has already been a sensational year for the discipline, the inclusion of Masters makes what promises to be an excellent event, even more enticing.
 
Masters will be joined in Melbourne by First Reserve Justin Sedgmen and Second Reserve, Davey Watt after the duo finished second and third respectively in the 2017 Australian Senior Solo Championship.
 
24 year-old Mildura man Justin Sedgmen, is the 2015 Gillman Div 1 Solo Champion and 2012 Victorian State Champion.
 
Hailing from Queensland, 39 year-old Davey Watt's honours include being the 2012 Jack Young Solo Cup Winner and 2005 Queensland State Champion.

Master's shared his elation at the news from Europe where he is currently competing; "I am so happy to have a Wild Card for the GP at home. My season so far is going pretty good over here (Europe). Every Speedway rider wants to race in a GP at some stage, so to be able to race in the Australian one, for the third time, is such an honour and a privilege!"
 
Motorcycling Australia's CEO Peter Doyle commented; "It's great to see Sam once again representing Australia on the world stage. Providing these sort of Wild Card opportunities is all part of Motorcycling Australia's commitment to the sport and competitors, whenever possible, especially to represent our country. We’re thrilled for Sam and his large group of supporters and look forward to welcoming everyone to Melbourne for what is going to be a truly memorable night of Speedway." Doyle finished.
 
Tickets are still available for the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest indoor motorsport event. Visit Ticketmaster.
 
Sam Masters pictured 2017 - Courtesy Judy Mackay

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