Ahead of the all-important Latvian FIM Speedway Grand Prix this weekend, Motorcycling Australia (MA) caught up with Australian Speedway ace, Chris Holder.
The 2012 Speedway World Champion discussed his season so far, the challenges of constant travel, what drives him and what he misses most from home.
Speedway veteran Chris Holder has done it all. The highly decorated Speedway rider won the World Championship in 2012, as well as bagging no fewer than five Australian Championships. He first competed overseas in the United Kingdom (UK) for the Isle of Wight back in 2006, using bikes provided by Speedway megastar Jason Crump. Holder has been living in the UK ever since and has gone on to become a mainstay of the sport.
Holder's start to the 2017 Speedway season hasn‰Ûªt quite been what he would have wanted, as he currently resides in 12th position in the overall Speedway GP Championship standings. Holder sharing; ‰ÛÏThere's a long way to go, so I'm looking forward to getting back up the top at some point! Obviously, to be a contender in the World Championship is the goal. I also want to do well with all my clubs in the leagues and to stay healthy!‰Û