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Team Australia came a respectable 5th place in their first attempt competing in the 2013 FIM Team Long Track World Championship held at the very fast grassed Swingfield circuit in Kent England.
The team consisting of World long track Grand Prix rider Cameron Woodward and New South Wales riders, Rodney McDonald & Hunter Anderson, contested against 6 other nations including: Germany, Netherlands, Finland, Czech Republic, France & hosts Great Britain.
Australian Team Manager, Mark Lemon said, "It was a long, hot day in the South of Britain with plenty of high speed action. Cameron Woodward was an absolute star for us, winning three of his seven heats in fine style and collecting 25 points of ours team's 36 point tally."
"Unfortunately we lost Hunter Anderson (4 points) to concussion due to his fall in the 2nd round which was a massive blow to us and had to run with only 2 riders in the six man heats. Rodney McDonald tried his hardest and managed to collect 7 points for the team. We stood a real good chance of a podium spot but once we lost Hunter, it was a huge result to finish in 5th place".
Netherlands went on to win the World Cup for the very first time with 65 points from France 2nd, who pushed them all the way with 63 points. Hosts Great Britain finished 3rd with 49 points.
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