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Speedway Grand Prix heads for Oz in 2015

The FIM Speedway World Championship is set to return to Australia in 2015, 13 years after Sydney played host to Round 10 of the 2002 series.

BSI Speedway announced today that Melbourne’s Etihad Stadium will stage the season-ending Grand Prix for the next five years, with the 2015 SGP World Champion set to be crowned in Melbourne on 24 October 2015.

This weekend’s Polish SGP (11 October), will determine whether Australia’s Chris Holder (currently 6th) and Troy Batchelor (11th) automatically re-qualify for the 2015 series. Fellow Aussie, Jason Doyle, has already secured his place in the 2015 SGP series, after finishing second at the cut-throat Grand Prix Challenge in Italy last month.

The 2015 Australian SGP will cap a massive seven days for Victorian motorsport with the Phillip Island Moto GP scheduled for 16-18 October 2015. Australian speedway legends; three-time World Champion, Jason Crump and ten-time Australian Champion, Leigh Adams, were announced as event ambassadors. Tickets go on sale Friday morning (10 October) through www.ticketmaster.com.au

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