The Australian Speedway Squad have come in fourth at the FIM World Speedway Grand Prix in Denmark over the weekend.
The Aussies were beaten by Sweden in first, Denmark in second and Poland in third.
Aussie boss Mark Lemon says it was a tough night for all of the boys.
“I believed these guys could push for the gold and they put in a gritty performance. It wasn’t to be, but our luck has to change. We had rotten luck. Sweden had all the luck in the world.
“Congratulations to Sweden and good on them. They got lucky in Poland last weekend and had some pretty lucky decisions on Sunday. Don’t get me wrong; they rode well and I think they’re worthy world champions. But we didn’t have that luck and we’ve been lacking it for a little while. It has to change.”
Queenslanders Nick Morris and Troy Batchelor were part of the Australian team and rode hard all weekend.
MONSTER ENERGY SWC FINAL SCORES:
SWEDEN 34: 1 Antonio Lindback 7, 2 Andreas Jonsson 12, 3 Linus Sundstrom 4, 4 Fredrik Lindgren 11.
DENMARK 32: 1 Peter Kildemand 13, 2 Nicki Pedersen 4, 3 Niels-Kristian Iversen 9, 4 Kenneth Bjerre 6.
POLAND 27: 1 Bartosz Zmarzlik 3, 2 Krzysztof Buczkowski 4, 3 Maciej Janowski 11, 4 Przemyslaw Pawlicki 9.
AUSTRALIA 26: 1 Chris Holder 8, 2 Jason Doyle 8, 3 Nick Morris 2, 4 Troy Batchelor 8.
Read a full recap from event organisers here