MILDURA speedway ace Justin Sedgmen is gearing-up for a mammoth Australian speedway season starting with the DON Smallgoods 2015 Australian FIM Speedway Grand Prix that takes place at Melbourne’s Etihad Stadium on Saturday, October 24.
Justin has just returned home from the United Kingdom after winning back-to-back titles with the Edinburgh Monarchs in the Premier League with a resounding 58-32 win over the Glasgow Tigers last weekend.
“It was a really good victory. We’ve won it for two years in-a-row now. Personally, I rode pretty well all season so I can’t complain really,” Justin said.
“The final was pretty easy in the end. We lost the first-leg but we gave them a bit of a beating in the second one so it was all wrapped-up with a few races to go,” Justin continued.
For Justin the victory meant that in just two seasons with the Monarchs he has won 2 Premier League titles, 2 League Cups, 1 Knock Out Cup and 1 Premier League Fours title. “I’m very proud of the trophies that we have won.
“I don’t think anyone will match what we have achieved in such a short space of time,” he said. “I’m really looking forward to the Australian speedway season,” Justin added.
Sedgmen has been named as the number one reserve rider for the DON Smallgoods 2015 Australian FIM Speedway Grand Prix at Melbourne’s Etihad Stadium on Saturday, October 24. “It’s pretty awesome,” Justin said.
“Obviously, I’d like to be riding in it but at the moment I’m the first reserve rider so it will still be great to be a part of it,” he continued.
“I’ll probably have a fair few of my family and friends from Mildura come to Melbourne for the event so that will be nice. I’ve never competed in Melbourne before. Broadford’s State Motorcycle Sports Complex is the closest I’ve been,” Justin added.
The Australian SGP will feature the world’s best speedway riders, and as the Australian event is the last leg of the series, the 2015 World Champion will be crowned at the conclusion of Saturday night’s event.
Justin finished third in the Australian Solo Speedway Championship at the start of the year. “I finished third at the start of the year so hopefully I can go up a couple of more steps this time which would be nice,” Justin said.
Justin plans on competing in the SSRAV GP Challenge Cup for Sidecars & Solos at Broadford on Sunday, October 25, the Phil Crump International on Monday, November 2, and the Victorian Speedway Solo Championships in Mildura on Saturday, December 5.
“I hope to be riding almost every weekend whilst I’m back home. I love it,” he added.