Goulburn Valley Motorcycle Club is hoping to have World Speedway champion Chris Holder as its marquee rider at next month’s pairs event.PATRICK O'MEARA January 17, 2013 4:05am
Goulburn Valley Motorcycle Club is hoping to have World Speedway champion Chris Holder as its marquee rider at next month’s pairs event.
Holder, Australia’s fifth world champion, competed at the same event at Undera Park Speedway last year when he was ranked No.
The pairs event will be staged on February 9.
He finished second, despite winning five-of-five races, partnering Shepparton’s Jackson Milne.
Club spokesman Keith Anderson said the reigning world champion had indicated a desire to return.
‘‘He hasn’t confirmed just yet, but we are hopeful that he will come along again,’’ Anderson said.
‘‘He is going to get back to us in the next couple of days.’’
The 25-year-old was a star junior rider, before snagging his first senior Australian title in 2008.
He rides in the British Elite League.
Holder smashed the previous track record of 57.01
If Holder turns out it will cap a bumper month for the club, which successfully staged the second round of the Australian Solo Championships on January 9.
Kialla’s Dakota North finished second in the championships and is a confirmed starter in the pairs event.
Anderson said the event was near faultless.
‘‘It was a brilliant night out there,’’ he said.
‘‘Being a Wednesday night, we were a bit dubious about how it would go, but other than a few minor issues it all went well.
‘‘We got a couple of thousand out there and it was the best racing I have seen for 15 years.’’
Anderson said next month’s pairs was looming as equally exciting.
He said organisers were anticipating having eight teams compete.
Last year had seven, with the top seven ranked riders paired randomly with the other seven.
Anderson said the club was seeking to stage a round of the Australian solo championships again next year.
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