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1990 USSR Speedway team tour of Australia

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Those were great times when International speedway teams were touring Australia

One of the most amazing tours ever was in 1990-91 the visit of the USSR national speedway team. They rode mostly against Australian State sides, and with great success.

Here You can find all the results of this tour http://www.internationalspeedway.co.uk/ausvsu.htm

After their first seven matches in Queensland and the Northern Territory the Russians were still undefeated with six wins and a draw, when tehy came to face New South Wales at the Newcastle Motodrome. This meeting is on YouTube and You may follow the link below to watch all the action (60 minutes) of this 15 Heat International Challenge.    

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NEW SOUTH WALES v U.S.S.R.

1990 International Solo Speedway Teams Challenge

Newcastle Motodrome, NSW, Australia  

Line-ups

NEW SOUTH WALES

1 - Todd WILTSHIRE

2 - Sean WILLMOTT

3 - Mick POOLE

4 - Craig BOYCE

5 - Stephen DAVIES

6 - Chris WATSON

7 - Darren ETHERIDGE

U.S.S.R.

1 - Rif SAITGAREEV

2 - Mikhail STAROSTIN

3 - Vladimir TROFIMOV

4 - Viktor GAJDYM

5 - Rene AAS

6 - Oleg KURGUZKIN

7 - Rinat MARDANSHIN

 

I really enjoyed this historic piece of Australian speedway coverage - what a shame that we don't get to see such International tours and challenge matches any more.

 

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