100 DAYS UNTIL SPEEDWAY GP 2023 AS THE SPORT CELEBRATES CENTENARY

19/01/2023

100 DAYS UNTIL SPEEDWAY GP 2023 AS THE SPORT CELEBRATES CENTENARY
Speedway GP roars back on track in just 100 days as FIM Speedway toasts 100 years of the sport.

The 2023 FIM Speedway GP of Croatia – Donji Kraljevec is the start of special season of FIM Speedway as 500cc machines take to the Speedway Stadion Milenium circuit on Saturday, April 29.

Motorcycle speedway was born 100 years ago, with the very first meeting taking place at Maitland Showgrounds, located in Australia’s Hunter Valley in New South Wales on December 15, 1923.

To celebrate a century of sideways action, FIM Speedway will be marking this milestone by telling the story of our sport and the people who make it great – from speedway’s most legendary riders to our most dedicated fans.

Follow the action throughout 2023 as we honour 100 years of racing with appearances by speedway icons, as well as special attractions in our fanzones.

As well as telling speedway’s story via our TV coverage, FIMSpeedway.com will also launch a new history section soon, featuring the sport’s biggest moments of the past 100 years and some of its most iconic images.

On the track, the sport celebrates the return of the FIM Speedway World Cup for the first time since 2017, as nine nations battle it out to lift the famous Ove Fundin Trophy over four epic nights of action at Wroclaw’s Olympic Stadium from July 25-29.

Hosts and reigning champions Poland line up in the FIM SWC Final, with FIM Speedway of Nations champions Australia, Great Britain, Sweden, Denmark, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany and France battling it out in the Semi-Finals and Race Off for the right to join them.

Before the FIM SWC returns to the track, there is plenty of FIM Speedway action to enjoy. Following the season opener in Croatia, the PZM FIM Speedway GP of Poland – Warsaw roars back into PGE Narodowy on May 13.

The FIM Speedway GP of Czech Republic – Prague comes to Marketa Stadium for the 29th time on Saturday, June 3 – 24 hours after the 2023 SGP2 series launches for the sport’s under-21 stars with the FIM SGP2 of Czech Republic on Friday, June 2.

Racing continues just a week later with the FIM Speedway GP of Germany – Teterow on June 10, before a double-header of racing in Poland, which sees Bartosz Zmarzlik return to his hometown for the FIM Speedway GP of Poland – Gorzow on Saturday, June 24, with the FIM SGP2 of Poland taking place on Friday, June 23.

The action heads to Sweden next, with the FIM Speedway GP of Sweden – Malilla on Saturday, July 15. The weekend also features the much-anticipated return of the FIM SGP3 Final, which sees the sport’s 250cc under-16 stars go wheel to wheel for the FIM Speedway Youth World Championship.

Following the FIM SWC in Wroclaw, Speedway GP returns to Latvia for the first time since 2017 for the FIM Speedway GP of Latvia – Riga on Saturday, August 12. Just 24 hours earlier, the Latvian capital also hosts FIM Speedway of Nations – SON2 as the sport’s top under-21 teams battle it out for the FIM Team Speedway Under-21 World Championship.

Britain’s biggest arena motorsport event is back on September 2 as the FIM Speedway GP of Great Britain – Cardiff rocks the Principality Stadium, with home hero Dan Bewley bidding to follow up his unforgettable win in 2022.

The penultimate round of the season takes place at the legendary Vojens Speedway Center, as it hosts the FIM Speedway GP of Denmark – Vojens on Saturday, September 16.

The 2023 SGP2 Under-21 world champion will also be crowned on that weekend as the series concludes with the FIM SGP2 of Denmark.

The FIM Speedway season then wraps up with its traditional finale as the FIM Speedway GP of Poland – Torun takes place on September 30, where the 2023 Speedway GP world champion will lift the famous trophy.

For more details of the FIM Speedway calendar and the latest ticket news, visit: https://fimspeedway.com/sgp/calendar