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Britain again victorious at 2016 Phillip Island Classic

Team Great Britain have retained their title after an heroic comeback on day two of racing at the 2016 Phillip Island Classic.

With Jeremy McWilliams again leading the way, the UK turned around a 12-point deficit to Australia after day one to run out an easy 99pt (693 to 594) winner, followed by impressive newcomer Ireland (421).  America (355) and New Zealand (289) were fourth and fifth.
The balance of power emphatically shifted in this morning's race three, as seven of the UK riders finished inside the top 10, while it was a disaster for Australia with only two of its team — Jed Metcher (Honda Harris) and Steve Martin (Suzuki Katana) — able to put together some really solid points.
After a tough campaign, McWilliams was delighted with the UK victory. "The team was pretty nervous across the board this weekend after a lack of track time on Friday," said the 51-year-old former grand prix rider. "In the first race on Saturday we simply weren't up to speed, but race three was where we really turned it on.
"Compared to the last few years, the Aussies have lost a bit of depth and that was particularly evident today."

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