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Impressive Mark Cossar storms to Sidecar Shootout victory

Coventry Editorial 11th Aug, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

MARK Cossar admits his night could not have gone any better after he put in a dominant display to win the inaugural Sidecar Shootout at Brandon with a 15-point maximum, writes Robin Allen.

The Rugby-based rider sent out a message of intent in the opening race on Friday night with a stunning winning time of 63.4 seconds, which was the quickest time of the night.

“I’m not 100 per cent happy with it,” said Cossar. “We’re playing with a new bike and it’s still not quite there yet because it’s only the third time on that bike.

Plenty of fans made the short trip from Rugby to support their local hero and Cossar admits he was impressed with the noisu atmosphere.

And with the meeting being a roaring success, the next step that Cossar is looking at as promoter is to break into the international market with riders from other countries competing.

“I’m really happy with it all,” said Cossar. “I was sort of expecting a good gate with the response we got from promoting it so we were happy.

“It couldn’t have gone better for me as a rider and also helping promote the meeting with the crowd that we got.

“My aim is get the international riders over here; the Aussies, New Zealanders and Americans with a bigger more high-profile meeting possibly with fewer races so there’s better racing.”

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