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Offline Digga

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ANZac's
« on: July 19, 2014, 12:15:42 PM »
Thought this might be an interesting thing to look at & no disrespect to the real ANZAC's (hence different acronym) but another aknowledgemnet of the achivements of our small but great countries down under on this kaotic planet punching well above our weight  ;)

Australia New Zealand absolute champions

Criteria is "World Champion" 2 or 3 wheels (no cars), current or past, so lets start with a few & I am sure others can add plenty more to the list (with or without wikipedia). Lets see how long the list goes  ;)

New Zealand
Ivan Major - world speedway champion 1968, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1977, 1979
                - world long track champion 1971, 1972, 1976

Shane King - NZ, world 500 MX champion 1996


Australia
Wayne Gardner - world GP champion 1987

Troy Bayliss - world SB champion 2001, 2006, 2008

Jason Crump - world speedway champion 2004, 2006, 2009

Troy Corser - world SB champion 1996, 2005
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Re: ANZac's
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2014, 12:18:21 PM »
Mick Doohan ;)

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Re: ANZac's
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2014, 12:34:09 PM »
Casey Stoner  ;)

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Re: ANZac's
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2014, 01:55:14 PM »
Best is in the West !!

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Re: ANZac's
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2014, 02:32:33 PM »
Kel Carruthers  AUSTRALIA 
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Re: ANZac's
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2014, 04:08:59 PM »
I think Chad won the World Supercross when Canada hosted a round.

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Re: ANZac's
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2014, 04:10:20 PM »
Barry Briggs
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Re: ANZac's
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2014, 04:36:38 PM »
NZ
Ben Townley             MX2 world champ
Katherine Prumm     Womens world MX champ
Tony Cooksley          Vets world MX champ
Darryll King              Vets world MX champ
Hugh Anderson         Multiple road race world champion

Australia
Jay Wilson                 85cc  Junior World MX champ
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Re: ANZac's
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2014, 04:38:22 PM »
Ivan Mauger's name is spelt as I just did.  I think Barry Briggs also won Speedway Championships.

Chris Holder Speedway, Darcy Ward Under 21 Speedway

Ben Townley  MX2 Champ

Chad Reed World SX Champ

Jay Wilson World Junior MX Champ

Caleb Grothues  World Junior MX Champ

Shane Watts  World Enduro Champ

Stefan Merriman World Enduro Champ X 2 riding with an Australian Licence

There is more.

Katherine Prumm  Women's World MX Champ X 2

Meggan Rutledge leading the Women's World MX Champs right now.

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Re: ANZac's
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2014, 04:48:46 PM »
World Supersport Champions

Andrew Pitt X 2
Chris Vermeulen
Karl Muggeridge

Matthew Phillips  World Under 21 Enduro Champion

The AMA Supercross Champs is recognised as the World Supercross Championship by the FIM has been for almost ten years.

All this is without recognising the riders who got second or third.  Gregg Hansford was one of the best ever.
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Re: ANZac's
« Reply #10 on: July 19, 2014, 04:54:40 PM »
You only need to look at some of the results of probably the most famous of all races, The Isle of Man.
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Re: ANZac's
« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2014, 05:15:26 PM »
add 2 x word pairs and 4 x world teams to Ivans score
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Re: ANZac's
« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2014, 05:36:46 PM »
Do our efforts in the "World" Vintage Champioships put on by Rick Doughty count ??? :-)

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Re: ANZac's
« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2014, 06:25:44 PM »
Not an official World Championships  The Yanks call everything they run a World Championship.  They think the Indy Car drivers are the best open wheel drivers in the World and the NASCAR drivers the best drivers in the World.

Nigel Mansell went to the US and won their Championship first try and was called a rookie.

Don't get me wrong the Yanks are good but. 
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Re: ANZac's
« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2014, 02:41:34 AM »
Ginger Malloy