Jump to content
British Speedway Forum

Recommended Posts

Full calendar annouched for next years FIM Long Track :)

2023 Qualifiers:

12/6 - Qualifier - Bielefeld
13/7 - Chalenge - Marmande (wednesday holiday)

Finals:

3/7 - Muhldorf
21/8 - Scheessel
3/9 - Morizes
10/9 - Vechta
25/9 - Roden
TBA - Rzeszow

Nations:

26/5 - Herxheim (thursday holiday)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Copypaste from FIM

After two very restricted seasons, followers of Long Track can look forward to a full programme of events in 2022 with six Finals scheduled in the calendar now published by FIM.

Rzeszow opens the championship in June followed by Mühldorf in July and Scheessel in August. September brings a feast of meetings in Morizes, Vechta and Roden.

FIM have also announced the full list of riders for the season which includes the top seven riders from last year’s competition. Current champion Romano Hummel heads the list and is joined by former winners Martin Smolinski, Dimitri Bergé and Lukas Fienhage. Theo Pijper, Chris Harris and Josef Franc are other names that will be familiar to fans.

Qualifying from 2021’s Long Track Challenge, Germany’s Max Dilger will join Britain’s Zack Wajtknecht another European Champion, promising Pole Stanislaw Burza and Czech Martin Malek returns at 36 years of age.

Permanent Wild Cards for the series will be Kenneth Kruse Hansen strongly tipped by Danish legend Erik Gundersen as a future world champion. He performed well in 2020 with a silver medal but missed 2021 due to an early season injury. Former European Champion James Shanes is also included and is another whose progress has been held back by injury. Finally, Mathieu Trésarrieu, champion in 2017 and four-times bronze medallist returns to the series.

Substitute riders to be called on in the event of injury will be
•    Hynek Stichauer (Czech Republic) who finished 8th in the 2021 Challenge
•    Gaetan Stella (France) gradually rising in the French rankings
•    Dave Meijerink (The Netherlands) 21 years old and a promising prospect
•    Jakob Bukhave (Denmark) Danish Long Track Champion
•    Julien Cayre (France) 11th in the 2021 Challenge
•    Tero Aarnio (Finland) extensive speedway experience

The curtain opener for the 2022 season will be the Long Track of Nations to be held in Herxheim, Germany at the traditional Father’s Day meeting on May 26th when nine national teams will compete.

Provisional 2022 Long Track calendar
•    TBA-Final-Rzeszow (POL)-PZM
•    03 July-Final-Mühldorf (GER)-DMSB
•    21 August-Final-Scheessel (GER)-DMSB
•    03 September-Final-Morizès (FRA)-FFM
•    10 September-Final-Vechta (GER)-DMSB
•    25 September-Final-Roden (NED)-KNMV

Edited by f-s-p

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Blimey. Didn't realise Burza was still riding. But at 44 can he really be described as 'promising ' ?

Also surprised Aarnio is still around tbh. Seems like a whole lifetime ago when i saw him at the indoor meeting in Neustadt/Dosse

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

When I ”started” he won his last U21 title in -04 or something. He’s not going anywhere. :approve:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No I earlier saw he is down to ride in the speedway on ice meeting today. Maybe he will win it or even has won it. Not sure when it finishes 

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
Sign in to follow this  

×

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue. Privacy Policy