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Mark Cossar ready to risk it for Masters glory

Steve Carpenter 10th Aug, 2016 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016

MARK Cossar looks set to go for a gamble this Sunday as he attempts to win the prestigious British Masters title for a fifth time.

The Rugby driver will be back in action this weekend at the small Hangar Farm circuit near Chippenham where he is going to experiment with a new style of gear box.

“Having to do almost everything from the back cost me the title last year,” said Cossar. “In the Masters its ‘dog eat dog’. Nobody is going to budge without a big fight first.”

One rider least likely to give the Rugby ace any room is the uncompromising two-time Masters champion Rod Winterburn.

Both he and Cossar are unbeaten this year but are yet to face each other so the stage is set perfectly for a mouth-watering showdown.

Reigning champion Colin Blackbourn will also be going all out to defend his title and if one Winterburn was not enough, his son Gareth will also be a tough man to beat having defeated Cossar at Brandon back in June.

Mark’s younger brother, Tom, will also be hoping to make a positive impact on his Masters’ debut, while Rugby’s Gareth Williams is passenger for Birmingham’s Matt Fumarola.

The first race at the Hanger Farm circuit will go off at 1pm.

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