Leigh Adams

The speedway world is rallying around to support Aussie legend Leigh Adams following his crash last month, practicing for the Finke desert race in Alice Springs. The former Grand Prix racer retired from international speedway at the end of last season and had returned home to Australia following a highly successful career in Europe over the past couple of decades.

Having sustained multiple injuries in the accident, Adams is reported to be making good progress following major surgery to strengthen his damaged spinal cord and has now left hospital and moved to a specialist rehabilitation centre.

The Australian speedway team is helping to promote the newly launched Leigh Adams Rehab Fund, having given up the advertising space on their race suits for the forthcoming World Cup. Instead of displaying personal sponsors, the Aussies will show the names of companies who are supporting the fund.

Having built up a reputation for being such a safe, fair and respected rider during his long speedway career, there is no escaping the cruel irony of this accident. We wish Leigh and his family the very best for the future, and are sure that he will face these new challenges with the same dedication and determination that he always displayed on the track.

For all official updates and details of the fund, go to: www.leighadams.com

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