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NEWCASTLE INTERNATIONAL SUPERMOTO HEADED BACK TO THE FORESHORE

The Newcastle International Supermoto is heading back to the foreshore, after a switch last year for the Supercars. Organisers made the announcement at Nobbys Beach today. Set down for the 1st and 2nd of September – Father’s Day weekend – the world’s best will return and race before a television audience upwards of 20-million. “We want that Newcastle beach, we want that blue sky, that green grass. The colour, action. That’s what Supermoto is all about.” Organiser Graeme Boyd said. And plenty of fans will be excited by that.

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AUSSIES FALL SHORT OF CLAIMING PROFESSIONAL BULL RIDERS CUP

And finally, Team Australia has just missed out on claiming the second leg of the Professional Bull Riders Global Cup. Featuring three Hunter riders – Cliff and Lachlan Richardson and Cody Heffernan – the Aussies were chasing down Team Brazil on the final night in Sydney. Despite a monster ride by Nathan Burtenshaw, the green and gold team fell three quarters of a point short of keeping the trophy on home soil. The win went to the other green and gold outfit – Brazil. Note no audio

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GRESFORD’S CLIFF RICHARDSON LEADS THE WAY AT PBR

It’s a sport that’s not for everyone, but they sure do know how to create a spectacle. The world’s best cowboys in Sydney for the opening night of the Professional Bullriding Global Cup. Team Australia captain Cliff Richardson – hailing from Gresford – led the hometown charge, scoring the ride of the night on Blossom. It was Team Brazil on top of the table after night one. Competition continues tonight – the winning team will earn international bull riding bragging rights and a slice of the Australian record $750,000 prize-purse.

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JASON DOYLE MISSES THE PODIUM IN POLAND

Jason Doyle and Team Australia have just missed the podium at the Speedway of Nations in Poland. The World Champion was dominant on the final night of competition, taking out several heats. The Novocastian was at his ruthless best in Team Australia’s final heat. It wasn’t quite enough – Australia finishing fourth with Russia taking the overall win.  

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