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HOLDER’S SGP QUALIFICATION QUEST

Aussie racer Jack Holder is ready to fight for his spot on the FIM Speedway Grand Prix stage after missing last year’s qualifiers.

26 / 04 / 2021, 10:00

Torun and Sheffield racer Jack Holder is ready to fight for his spot on the FIM Speedway Grand Prix stage after seeing his qualification dreams dashed by the pandemic in 2020.

Holder finished second in last year’s Australian Championship series, which should have earned him a spot in the SGP qualifying rounds, along with his older brother Chris, Max Fricke and Rohan Tungate.

But with last year’s qualifiers cancelled due to the Covid-19 outbreak across Europe, only the GP Challenge took place – with Aussie champion Fricke representing the Roos in the meeting.

With no Aussie Championship staged last January, the top four from 2020 are expected to contest this season’s qualifiers, meaning Jack should finally get his chance to push for one of three places in the 2022 World Championship.

If the qualifiers run as planned and he gets his chance, Jack is determined to follow in the footsteps of his 2012 world-champion brother Chris and make it on to the big stage.

He said: “I am pretty sure I’ll be in if they do the qualifying rounds. Hopefully it all goes to plan; I can get to the Challenge; make five good starts, and get through. Easy as that!

“We go off the Australian title rounds and if they do the qualifying meetings, the top four from last year should get a go. 

“If they do what they did last year, it would be quite tough. Last year I missed out and wasn’t happy about it. But that’s the way it goes.”

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