Jump to content
British Speedway Forum

Recommended Posts

Current GP contracts:

Gorzow (till 2018)
Malilla (till 2018)
Prague (till 2018)
Melbourne (till 2019)
Teterow (till 2019)
Torun (till 2020)
Cardiff (till 2021)
Warsaw (till 2021)

 

Confirmed 2018 dates:

12.05.2018 Warsaw

26.05.2018 Prague
21.07.2018 Cardiff

22.09.2018 Teterow

 

Rumoured 2018 dates:

 

28.04.2018 Krsko

25.08.2018 Gorzow

06.10.2018 Torun

 

Rumoured places:

 

Sweden 1x ?

Denmark 2x ?

New country ?

 

------

 

Possible calendar:

 

28.04.2018 Krsko ?

12.05.2018 Warsaw

26.05.2018 Prague

--

World Cup

--
23.06.2018 ?

07.07.2018 ?
21.07.2018 Cardiff

11.08.2018 ?

25.08.2018 Gorzow ?

08.09.2018 ?

22.09.2018 Teterow

06.10.2018 Torun ?

27.10.2018 Melbourne ?

Edited by DutchGrasstrack
  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

CANNOT see Stockholm continuing beyond this year. Current state of Swedish speedway remains a big issue and without the pulling power of some star names - what a difference Tony R Rickardsson in his prime would make - the Friends Arena isn't viable.

 

Think you can safely add Warsaw to the list above, new stadiums in Poland including the revamped Wroclaw could come into the equation.

 

Might even be two in Denmark again.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

CANNOT see Stockholm continuing beyond this year. Current state of Swedish speedway remains a big issue and without the pulling power of some star names - what a difference Tony R Rickardsson in his prime would make - the Friends Arena isn't viable.

 

Think you can safely add Warsaw to the list above, new stadiums in Poland including the revamped Wroclaw could come into the equation.

 

Might even be two in Denmark again.

 

Surely Belle Vue has to be in consideration as a 2nd UK venue?

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

CANNOT see Stockholm continuing beyond this year. Current state of Swedish speedway remains a big issue and without the pulling power of some star names - what a difference Tony R Rickardsson in his prime would make - the Friends Arena isn't viable.

 

Think you can safely add Warsaw to the list above, new stadiums in Poland including the revamped Wroclaw could come into the equation.

 

Might even be two in Denmark again.

The Stockholm GP would be better off moving to the Tele2 Arena in the Globe City part of town.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

Surely Belle Vue has to be in consideration as a 2nd UK venue?

VERY much doubt it.

The Stockholm GP would be better off moving to the Tele2 Arena in the Globe City part of town.

POSSIBLY Tim but not sure any stadium in Stockholm is viable these days.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

Surely Belle Vue has to be in consideration as a 2nd UK venue?

Belle Vue as a track - I will agree.

BV as a stadium - limited capacity, less then 10,000 at a max - the potential crowd is 4 times that. And besides - would UK get a 2nd GP?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

WHY don't we wait and see what Pavel Ondrasik has to say. Maybe they will, maybe they won't. Crowds have been good of late and should be again this year with the line-up that is in offer, especially with the ever-popular Emil Sayfutdinov in the ranks.

 

It was in Prague, of course, that he burst onto the international scene with a victory in his first SGP.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My guess would be he is alluding to the month long FIFA World cup - 14th June- 15th July plus fitting in SWC

Not shooting the messenger. But what effect does a World Cup held in Russia have on speedway GP's held in Europe ? Surely its a different audience and most GP host nations haven't any chance of getting very far in a Football WC anyhow.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not shooting the messenger. But what effect does a World Cup held in Russia have on speedway GP's held in Europe ? Surely its a different audience and most GP host nations haven't any chance of getting very far in a Football WC anyhow.

I was thinking TV some of the TV companies - like Canal in Poland could well have the rights to the world cup as well, so will I`m sure have their schedules filled with wall to wall Football.

Edited by racers and royals

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No doubt Poland, Sweden and Denmark will all get 2 GPs again while we get just the one, YAY!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


×