World Long Track Championship Heads Down Under
World Long Track Championship Poised To Head Down Under
Following his win in last night's French Long Track Grand Prix in Morizes, current World Champion Robert Barth of Germany, hold an eighteen-point lead over 2000 Champion Kelvin Tatum of Great Britain going into the final round in New Zealand.
However following an incident after the British Grand Prix in Tonbridge, it is understood a protest has been lodged and if it is up held, Barth would loose his twenty points from Tonbridge, putting him two points behind Tatum going into the last round.
The sixth and final round will be run at Pukekura Park, New Plymouth, on the West Coast of New Zealand's North Island.
Promoter, Nine-times World Champion, Ivan Mauger is looking forward to bring to World best track racers to his home country, to contest the 2003 crown.
With the current situation over the protest, things could be very interesting, at the first ever round of the FIM Long Track Speedway Championship ever held outside of Europe, the UK and Scandinavia.
November 1 will see the 2003 World Long Track Champion crown in New Plymouth, New Zealand.
(Germany) 113 points, 1; Kelvin Tatum (Great Britain) 95
points, 2; Gerd Riss (Germany) 78 Points, 3; Mattias Kroeger
(Germany) 68 Points, 4.