Cossar back to battle the Aussies - The Rugby Observer

Cossar back to battle the Aussies

Rugby Editorial 21st Jan, 2015 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016   0

RUGBY’s Mark Cossar is heading back to Australia at the end of the month to do battle in the prestigious three-round Oceania Sidecar Speedway Championship.

The 28-year-old was a massive hit down under last year when he finished third overall in the Sidecar Grand Slam Series after reaching all seven finals to become the first rider from outside Australia to win an event round.

“This return trip has all come about very quickly, but of course I’m going to give it my best.” said Cossar.

“Thanks to Mark Mitchell in Adelaide Hills, I have a bike over there and a few days when I arrive to build an engine. I’m really looking forward to racing again against the very best riders in the world.”

Interestingly, the Rugby ace will be partnered in Australia by one of his fiercest rivals, Liam Brown from Yorkshire, who was passenger with Rod Winterburn when the duo pipped Cossar and Carl Blyth to the 2014 British Masters title.

Across three states, the Oceania title will be contested firstly at Gillman Speedway in Adelaide on February 7 before heading to Olympic Park Speedway in Mildura, Victoria on February 11 and the final round takes place on February 14 at Loxford Park Speedway, Kurri Kurri, New South Wales.

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