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Rory Robert Schlein was born to his parents Lynette and Lyndon on Saturday 1st September 1984, in Darwin, in Australia's Northern Territory. He has an older brother, Craig and an older sister Sam.
The personable young Aussie grew up around the racing circuit, it was in his blood so it seemed inevitable he would end up in the world of motorsport one way or another.
Massively influenced by watching his dad Lyndon race sidecar speedway and his uncle racing speedcars and sprint cars, Rory started riding motocross at 5 years old. Much like those who grow up reading sites like until they are old enough to play themselves, or those who join a football team at a very young age and go on to play professionally, the passion for motorsports was instilled in Rory from childhood. At the age of 7 he threw his leg over his first speedway bike and a racer was born, what had started out as flirtation soon turned into a full-blown love affair with the sport.
It was never in doubt this is what Rory was meant to do, he knew it was the only thing for him and he was going to put all his energy into being the best.
"I am driven by the feeling of winning and I hate to lose but above all else I am really passionate about speedway."
Rory started his British racing career when he signed for Edinburgh back in 2001. He was a member of their 2003 Premier League title winning team, before making the step up to Elite League racing in 2004 with Manchester side Belle Vue.
2005 was a season of mixed fortunes, Rory signed for Coventry and had to overcome serious injuries to play an integral part in helping his team win the Sky Sports British Elite League title. A Knock Out Cup victory followed in 2006 and an Elite League treble of league and cups in 2007. After a move to Ipswich in 2008 Rory finished the season as Ipswich’s number one rider and top scorer.
With two thirds of the 2009 season already raced, Rory is having the best season of his career to date back with his hometown club, Coventry. Even a spectacular crash couldn’t halt his progress, Rory broke his collar bone, wrist, hand, knee cap and suffered nerve damage to his finger but despite all of these injuries he was back racing live on Sky Sports just four weeks later.
It was only that injury that stopped Rory competing in what would have been his fourth consecutive World Cup for the Australian national team. Previously he has helped them into the final on three occasions and won a Bronze medal in 2007. Many professionals in the sport and the media commented that Rory’s inclusion this year would have seen Australia win the World Cup.
In the winter when he isn’t racing in England, Rory heads back to Aussie for the Australian Championships and catches up with family and friends. "I spend a lot of time in the gym at the Institute of Sport (most afternoons) when I’m not racing elsewhere, I have a few leisurely afternoons playing golf with mates at the Belair Golf Course, surfing on the beach at Moana (avoiding the sharks), water skiing & boogy boarding. A few hits of backyard cricket, and the odd game of Aussie rules football."
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