Cossar’s revenge on world champion

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Mark Cossar did Rugby and England proud in France on Saturday when he defeated Australia’s World Champion Mick Headland on his way to victory at the superfast 800m circuit in La Réole.

Clocking speeds over 120mph, Cossar and his passenger Carl Blyth were in tremendous form, winning all of their races, including an emphatic tapes-to-flag victory in the final in front of a huge sun-baked crowd.

Admittedly, Headland did have some bike problems during the event, but Cossar was truly unstoppable.

This was demonstrated in no uncertain terms when the pair met, with Rugby’s British Masters Champion nipping through on the inside of the uncompromising Aussie before brilliantly swooping around the outside of the Gary Jackson and Carl Pugh pairing.

“It’s fantastic to win at La Réole,” said Cossar. “Especially to beat Mick Headland – and in front of such a big crowd.

“Carl and I were flying today. Even when we didn’t make the starts we had the speed to pull off some good overtaking.”

Cossar will be hoping for more of the same on Sunday, August 14 when he attempts to win the coveted British Masters for the third time in a row.

Motor sports fans will also get the chance to see Cossar in action at Brandon on Saturday, August 20 when he rides in the penultimate round of the British Track Racing Sidecar Championship.

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