The world’s top riders are set to battle it out for World Championship gold over 12 rounds in nine different countries for the 2017 FIM Speedway Grand Prix series.
The 2017 series launches in Krsko once again with the Slovenian SGP on April 29, before the action moves to the Polish capital for the Warsaw SGP of Poland at PGE Narodowy on May 13. Latvian capital of speedway Daugavpils makes a welcome return to the calendar for 2017 after a year’s absence on May 27. Prague’s Marketa Stadium stages a record-breaking 21st consecutive Czech Republic SGP on June 10.
The series switches to CASA Arena Horsens for the Kjærgaard Danish SGP on June 24. After a month-long break for the Monster Energy FIM Speedway World Cup, the sound of 500cc engines electrifies the sport’s biggest stage as Cardiff’s Principality Stadium hosts the Adrian Flux British SGP on July 22.
The forests of Malilla provide the setting for round seven, as the Swedish SGP takes place at the G&B Arena on August 12, before the Gorzow SGP of Poland returns on August 26.
Teterow stages the German SGP on September 9 and the Stockholm SGP returns to the Friends Arena on September 23. The final European round of 2017 – the Torun SGP of Poland – will take place at the Marian Rose Motoarena on October 7.
The FIM Speedway World Championship is scheduled to conclude Down Under in October at Melbourne’s Etihad Stadium with the QBE Insurance Australian SGP on Oct 28.
2017 FIM SPEEDWAY GRAND PRIX CALENDAR
April 29: Slovenian FIM Speedway Grand Prix (Krsko)
May 13: Warsaw FIM Speedway Grand Prix of Poland (Warsaw)
May 27: Latvian FIM Speedway Grand Prix (Daugavpils)
June 10: Czech Republic FIM Speedway Grand Prix (Prague)
June 24: Kjærgaard Danish FIM Speedway Grand Prix (Horsens)
July 22: Adrian Flux British FIM Speedway Grand Prix (Cardiff)
August 12: Swedish FIM Speedway Grand Prix (Malilla)
August 26: Gorzow FIM Speedway Grand Prix of Poland (Gorzow)
September 9: German FIM Speedway Grand Prix (Teterow)
September 23: Stockholm FIM Speedway Grand Prix (Stockholm)
October 7: Torun FIM Speedway Grand Prix of Poland (Torun)
October 28: QBE Insurance Australian FIM Speedway Grand Prix (Melbourne)
The draw and calendar for the 2017 Monster Energy FIM Speedway World Cup has been confirmed, as Great Britain and Sweden launch their title bids on home soil. Next year’s Monster Energy SWC Race Off and Final take place at iconic Polish track Leszno on July 7 and 8 respectively, meaning defending champions Poland are seeded straight into the Final.
The FIM qualification round takes place in the Latvian capital Riga on June 25 and features the hosts Latvia plus Germany, Italy and Slovenia.
The battle to join them begins in Great Britain, as the Monster Energy SWC returns to the Adrian Flux Arena in King’s Lynn for Event 1 on Saturday, July 1. The 2016 silver medal-winning Lions take on old rivals Australia, the United States and the Czech Republic.
The action then moves to Swedish venue Vastervik on Tuesday, July 4, as 2015 champions Sweden bid for victory over neighbors Denmark, Russia and the winner of the qualification round.
The winners of the King’s Lynn and Vastervik rounds join Poland in the Monster Energy SWC Final, with the line-up to be completed by the victorious team from the Race Off in Leszno. This will be contested by the second and third-placed teams from Events 1 and 2.
2017 MONSTER ENERGY FIM SPEEDWAY WORLD CUP DRAW AND CALENDAR
JULY 1 – EVENT 1 – KING’S LYNN (GREAT BRITAIN): Great Britain, Australia, USA, Czech Republic.
JULY 4 – EVENT 2 – VASTERVIK (SWEDEN): Sweden, Denmark, Russia, qualification round winner.
JULY 7 – RACE OFF – LESZNO (POLAND): Runner-up in Event 1, Third place in Event 1, Runner-up in Event 2, Third place in Event 2.
JULY 8 – FINAL – LESZNO (POLAND): Poland, Winner of Event 1, Winner of Event 2, Winner of the Race Off.