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Australia withdraws from FIM Team Speedway Under 21 World Championship in Russia

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Motorcycling Australia (MA) has withdrawn the Australian Team from the 2011 FIM Team Speedway Under 21 World Championship to be held in Balakovo, Russia on 3 September.

MA has made this decision primarily on the grounds of logistical and insurance concerns.

MA's CEO David White said that while MA is strongly committed to supporting International team events, the livelihoods of riders must always be given priority.

"MA has a proud history of supporting the FIM Team Speedway Under 21 World Championship, and this decision has not been an easy one," White said.

"Unfortunately, MA has identified a number of insurance and logistical issues that could have a negative impact upon our riders.

"Whilst FIM Team Speedway events are of paramount importance to MA we must be satisfied these have events have minimal impact on our riders' professional commitments.

"In this instance MA was not convinced the impact was acceptable and sustainable."

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