Friday March 2, 2018 at 12:40pm
Great Britain will launch their assault on the Monster Energy FIM Speedway of Nations in their home country this summer.
Alun Rossiter’s men will return to the scene of their 2016 World Cup silver medal when they race Australia, Sweden, Czech Republic, France, Italy and Finland at Belle Vue’s National Speedway Stadium in Manchester on Tuesday June 5.
The newly-launched Monster Energy Speedway of Nations inaugural event takes place at German venue Teterow on Saturday, June 2, with Germany meeting Denmark, Russia, Latvia, USA, Slovenia and Slovakia.
The top three from each Race Off will join hosts Poland in the two-day Final, which will be staged at Wroclaw’s recently-revamped Olympic Stadium on June 8 and 9.
BSI Speedway managing director Torben Olsen looks forward to seeing the world’s top pairs battle it out for World Championship glory in June.
He said: “We have four exciting events in store as we launch the Monster Energy FIM Speedway of Nations. It’s great to add Manchester to the calendar and following the success of the 2016 Monster Energy FIM Speedway World Cup Final there, we’re anticipating another great night on a top race track.
“We’re glad to welcome so many new nations into the international arena as France and Slovakia enter the series, having never competed in the Monster Energy SWC, while Italy, Finland and Slovenia return to the world stage after a few years away.
“This creates the opportunity for new stars to emerge, and we could also see a few big names we rarely get to witness in international team competition.
“We look forward to a fantastic week of speedway, and one that I’m sure will deliver high drama.”
Ticket information will be announced in due course. Follow SpeedwayGP.com and @SpeedwayGP social media for more details. MONSTER ENERGY SPEEDWAY OF NATIONS DRAW
RACE OFF 1 (Teterow, Germany): Germany, Denmark, Russia, Slovakia, USA, Slovenia and Latvia
RACE OFF 2 (Manchester, Great Britain): Great Britain, Sweden, Czech Republic, France, Italy, Australia and Finland.
FINAL 1 and 2 (Wroclaw, Poland): Poland, top three Race Off 1, top three Race Off 2.