Mathieu Trésarrieu

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Mathieu Trésarrieu
Born (1986-03-02) 2 March 1986 (age 31)
Bordeaux, France
Nationality  France
Career history
2001–2002 Isle of Wight Islanders
2005 Reading Racers
2006–2007 Redcar Bears
2010 Peterborough Panthers
2011 Leicester Lions
2011-12 Ipswich Witches
2014 Rye House Rockets
Individual honours
2002, 2007, 2009 French Champion
Team honours
2011 Premier League Fours

Mathieu "Mat" Trésarrieu (born 2 March 1986) is a French motorcycle speedway rider who is a three-time champion of France.

Biography[edit]

Trésarrieu was born in Bordeaux in 1986, and took up speedway at the age of twelve.[1][2] His two older brother Stéphane and Sebastien are also speedway riders.[1] He won the French national championship for the first time in 2002.[1] Between 2002 and 2003 he rode for the Isle of Wight Islanders in seven matches, but only got a regular league place in 2005 when he rode in forty matches for Reading Racers at an average score of 5.6. In 2006 he moved on to Redcar Bears, where he stayed for two seasons, averaging over seven in each. He won the French title for a second time in 2007, and (after missing the 2008 season through injury) for a third time in 2009.[1] He also finished third in the Individual Speedway Long Track World Championship in 2007.[1] He returned to British speedway in 2010 in the Elite League with Peterborough Panthers, but failed to get a starting place at the start of the 2011 season. An injury to Ilya Bondarenko gave him an opportunity with Leicester Lions, and later in 2011 he signed for Ipswich Witches to replace the injured Chris Schramm, riding as part of the team that won the Premier League Four-Team Championship at Leicester.[1][3][4] Mat re-joined Ipswich in 2012, electing to focus on speedway, rather than grass and long track racing.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "2011 Rider Index", speedwaygb.co, retrieved 2011-11-26
  2. ^ "Mathieu Trésarrieu", peterboroughpanthers.co, retrieved 2011-11-26
  3. ^ "Hemsley hails Mathieu Tresarrieu impact at Leicester", BBC, 18 May 2011, retrieved 2011-11-26
  4. ^ "Speedway: Ipswich Witches make Mathieu Tresarrieu signing", BBC, 27 June 2011, retrieved 2011-11-26