Australia Wins International Challenge

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A 3-2-2-2 result handed Jed Metcher second overall for the weekend. (Image Russell Colvin)

Australia has successfully defended the International Challenge title winning the three-nation battle at the Phillip Island's Grand Prix Circuit last weekend in the headline event at the 27th International Island Classic.

The locals' 704 point haul secured their victory over rivals America (691 points) and the UK third with 423 points.

It was far from an easy victory, with the Americans taking it to the Aussies in every race. Their major nemesis was Californian ace Josh Hayes – a multi AMA champ – who at 43, still possesses the speed and competitive grit that has seen him amass 83 career wins across many classes over a brilliant motorcycling career.