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(SPEEDWAY 1)MATEJ Zagar will make a popular return to Swindon for the Bob Kilby Memorial Trophy on Sunday, March 18.The Slovenian rode for the Wiltshire side in 2009 and instantly became a big favourite with the fans. He's also held in high regard from his time with Reading between 2004-07 and is the latest former Robin to honour club legend Kilby, with Lee Richardson and Sebastian Ulamek also named this week.Swindon co-promoter Gary Patchett said: "For a rider who was with the club for such a short amount of time Matej's popularity is amazing."He did a fine job for us and it was just a shame his time with the club was so short. We haven't ruled out a return to the team in the future, but meanwhile our fans should enjoy seeing him back here in March."(SPEEDWAY 2)RECENTLY crowned Australian Champion Chris Holder and fellow countryman Darcy Ward are the latest big names confirmed for Shane Parker's farewell at Sheffield in March.Holder convincingly won his fourth National title at Gillman last weekend, completing a clean sweep of victories in the three-round series.And Ward has also been in stunning form since joining Holder at Poole two-years ago and adds further quality to a star-studded field that includes World Champion Greg Hancock and World Under-21 Champion Maciej Janowski.Parker was part of Holder's pit crew at a few Grand Prixs last year and rates the 24-year-old highly. He said: "What can I say about Chris - how laid-back can you get, basically."The guy's got a lot of ability, and it was a pleasure to help him out last year. I enjoyed being part of the Grand Prix scene, and Chris got some places on the rostrum, too, which made it special."

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