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FIVE FACTS: CHRIS HOLDER

SGP Five Facts brings you five things you may not know about the 2017 FIM Speedway Grand Prix stars. Today, it’s Aussie ace Chris Holder.

13 / 04 / 2017, 12:00

SGP Five Facts brings you five things you may not know about the 2017 FIM Speedway Grand Prix stars. Today, it’s Aussie ace Chris Holder.

1. The Sydneysider became the fifth Australian rider to lift the FIM Speedway World Championship at Torun in 2012, following in the footsteps of Lionel van Praag, Bluey Wilkinson, Jack Young and Jason Crump.

2. Holder has five FIM Speedway Grand Prix victories to his name – with two of them coming at the British SGP in Cardiff in 2010 and 2012.

3. His most recent saw him become the first Aussie rider to win Down Under when he topped the box in the QBE Insurance Australian SGP at Melbourne’s Etihad Stadium last October.

4. This capped a season which saw Holder get back to his best in the SGP series, as he reached a superb seven finals in 2016.

5. The 29-year-old has been one of the series’ most consistent performers, racking up 760 points in just 74 SGP appearances, meaning he has an overall average of 10.27 points per round – more than enough for a semi-final spot!

 

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PREVIEW | SGP HITS HORSENS

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HORSENS | WHERE TO WATCH

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ELLIS & BATES NAMED CARDIFF RESERVES

GB juniors Adam Ellis and Josh Bates will get a taste of the SGP big-time after being named as Adrian Flux British SGP track reserves.

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HOLDER WON'T PART WITH PJR

Aussie ace Chris Holder says there’s “no chance” he’ll part ways with tuner Peter Johns as he prepares for the Kjærgaard Danish SGP.