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SPEEDWAY: Zagar confirmed for Stead testimonial
9:28am Tuesday 12th June 2012 in Sport
MATEJ ZAGAR is the first name confirmed to star in the Simon Stead Testimonial Meeting at Swindon's Abbey Stadium on August 16.
The 10-time Slovenian Champion will return to Britain to take his place in what promised to be a star-studded lineup in what could be his last British appearance of the season.
The former GP star is one of the most spectacular riders in the world and he became a firm favourite with the Swindon fans after a hugely successful spell with the Robins.
Stead is delighted that Zagar has agreed to ride, saying: "Myself and Matej had a bit of a rivalry going on before he came to Swindon, but as soon as he signed for us we got on like a house on fire.
"We became really good mates and on the track he is so good to watch.
"There aren't many better riders than Matej when he is in full flow and Iknow that the Swindon fans loved him. Hopefully we'll get some Reading fans come and see an old favourite too."
As well as Zagar, Stead has also confirmed that Peterborough's Oliver Allen and Glasgow's Joe Screen will ride on his big night.
"Olly and Joe are two of my best mates and I have known them both for a long, long time. They were the first two people I asked to ride for me and they both agreed in seconds, and I'm sure they'd love to win the meeting and give me a bit of stick!"
Various sponsorship packages are still available for the meeting, and anyone interested in doing so can contact Simon via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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