Successful season but no funds for Oz trip

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Rugby’s Mark Cossar rounded off his highly successful 2011 with an impressive runners-up spot at the season’s big finale in Frittenden, Kent.

Cossar and passenger Carl Blyth were badly cut up at the start of the final but in another typically gutsy display, battled their way through into second place – finishing just half a wheel behind Rob Bradley and Shaun Simpson in a truly thrilling race.

“It would have been nice to finish on a win,” said Cossar. “But overall it’s been a pretty good season.”

This huge understatement from the modest Cossar shows what a very high standard the 25-year-old has risen to this year.

He only very narrowly missed out on a third consecutive British Masters title, but was victorious in the coveted Buildbase Championship – and winner of the British Track Racing title (held mainly on speedway circuits), which included an emphatic victory in front of his own fans at Brandon.

Praise must go to Cossar for maintaining his form right through to the end of the season, despite sometimes finding it hard to motivate himself.

“I was hoping to be on my way to Australia right now,” explained Cossar.

“I really want to race against the top Aussie boys who are the best in the world, so it’s a big disappointment not to be heading there.

“I know I can hold my own against them, but I need the right sponsorship deal. Hopefully in 2012.”

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