British Speedway bosses have welcomed the government roadmap to recovery which means the new season can start with fans on May 17.
Under the plans revealed by Boris Johnson on Monday evening, fans can return to sporting venues from that date - and that means the green light for speedway clubs.
Rob Godfrey, Chairman of British Speedway Promoters Ltd, says it's great news but more patience is needed to ensure the date is successful.
"Subject to no further delays, we are going racing from May 17," he said. "Naturally we all hope there are no further issues but the government will continue to study the data so we must continue to do the right thing to get us back to our tracks on that date.
"It will be a massive moment when the first league racing takes place after everything everyone has gone through.
"We continue to offer our sincere condolences to anyone who has lost a family member to this pandemic and our thoughts go out to them.
"It is now time for us all to remain patient a little longer but we can now start making concrete plans to start the season in May.
"The fixture lists for the Premiership and Championship were put together from May 1 but there is flexibility within to account for starting on May 17 and not May 1.
"We know how important sport is to people, meeting up with friends and enjoying the racing, speedway is a great occasion and I think we have all realised how much we have missed it.
"There will be a lot of friends getting together for the first time since their last meeting of the 2019 season and that's something to look forward to."