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AUSTRALIA. Mildura Motorcycle Club and Gillman Speedway are ready to host the inaugural Winter Development Teams Program this weekend! The action kicks off at Gillman on Saturday the 5th of May before moving onto Mildura on Sunday the 6th of May starting at 12.30pm.
Justin Sedgmen will be back on the bike for the first time since badly breaking his collarbone on Boxing Day and will be using the Winter Development Team Program, to get some time back on the bike.
Sedgmen has been working hard behind the scenes to help both clubs come up with a program that can develop the younger riders and older guys and give them a taste of team racing before heading to Europe and being so green.
“It’s going to be really cool, its taking off quite a bit and we can’t wait for the first one of the first weekend of May. We have 2 full teams ready and raring to go and the biggest part is that we have backing from Unia Leszno and Swindon robins who are the two biggest teams in Europe. They are allowing us to use their name and they will also be using this a development program for their teams.
“For me this is so exciting to see where it is heading and to be involved with setting it up, and its filling the gap we currently have with the shortage of under 21 riders. We will also have 250 races during the team’s event and here’s hoping this will bring them on faster and be ready for the international stage.”
“This tournament fills a massive gap in the Australian scene as we have no team races, and over the winter break we saw this as a great opportunity. Dave Parker put the idea in my head, and once we started talking about it, the concept has taken off.”
“We are hoping this tournament will become a real pathway for riders down under and give them a great chance to head overseas and be ready to go in the team environment,” Finished Sedgman.
Keep an eye out for results from this weekends first running of the Winter Development Teams Program via Australian Speedway Championship Facebook Page.
Junior racing starts at 10.30am with the Solo teams event and open practice for other classes starting at 12.30pm.
Admission prices are $10 for adults and kids/students 17 and under free.
The VIP Bar will be open for drinks along with the canteen.
Rider lineups
Sedgmens Swindon Robins- 1. Justin Sedgmen VIC Captain, 2. Kane Lawerance QLD, 3. Josh McDonald NSW, 4. Declan Knowles VIC, 5.Cooper Riordan VIC, 6. Matt Pickering NSW, 7. Tom Dixon VIC
Branfords Lezno Bulls- 1. Robert Branford SA Captain , 2. Seth Hickey SA, 3. Dakota Ballantyne SA, 4. Robert Medson SA, 5. Zaine Kennedy QLD, 6. Fraser Bowes SA, 7. Blake Ridley SA