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The 2016 FIM Speedway Grand Prix and Monster Energy FIM Speedway World Cup calendars have been confirmed.
The individual FIM Speedway World Championship race will be contested over 11 rounds, and launches with the Slovenian SGP in Krsko on April 30, where Matej Zagar bids for a famous home win.
This is followed by the ultimate speedway weekend as the LOTTO Warsaw SGP of Poland returns to the iconic PGE Narodowy on May 14, with the added bonus of the PZM’s Poland versus the Rest of the World Meeting on Sunday, May 15.
The action moves to Denmark on June 11 as the CASA Arena Horsens hosts the Kjærgaard Danish SGP – won this season in sensational style by home hero Peter Kildemand, who has a permanent wild card for next year’s series.
Prague’s Marketa Stadium, the FIM Speedway Grand Prix series’ longest-serving venue, celebrates a terrific 20th staging of the Czech Republic SGP on June 25.
The sport’s top names then head to Cardiff for the blockbuster Adrian Flux British SGP at the Millennium Stadium on July 9, where double world champ Tai Woffinden and Chris Harris will be guaranteed some huge home support at world speedway’s flagship event.
The SGP series breaks for the Monster Energy SWC following the South Wales showcase, with legendary Danish track Vojens hosting Event 1 on Saturday, July 23 and Event 2 at Swedish coastal club Vastervik on Tuesday, July 26.
Belle Vue’s new National Speedway Stadium in Manchester provides the stage for the Race Off on Friday, July 29, with the Final 24 hours later on July 30. Great Britain are seeded into the last four as host nation as they target their first SWC medal since 2006.
The FIM Speedway Grand Prix action resumes with the Swedish SGP at Malilla’s G&B Arena on August 13, before the Gorzow SGP of Poland takes place at the Edward Jancarz Stadium on August 27 – featuring home hero Bartosz Zmarzlik in his first full SGP season.
World Championship speedway makes a very welcome return to Germany, when Teterow’s Bergring Arena hosts the German SGP on September 10.
The Stockholm SGP returns to the fantastic Friends Arena on September 24, before the final European round of 2016 – the Torun SGP of Poland on October 1.
The action concludes Down Under at Melbourne’s Etihad Stadium with the Australian SGP – an event that attracted in excess of 26,000 fans as it made a sensational return to the calendar last month following a 13-year absence.
Tickets are already on sale for some events. Click here for more details and to view the calendar: http://www.speedwaygp.com/calendar-events.
2016 FIM Speedway Grand Prix
Apr 30: Slovenian FIM Speedway Grand Prix Speedway Grand Prix (Krsko)
May 14: LOTTO Warsaw FIM Speedway Grand Prix of Poland (Warsaw)
June 11: Kjærgaard Danish FIM Speedway Grand Prix (Horsens)
June 25: Czech Republic FIM Speedway Grand Prix (Prague)
July 9: Adrian Flux British FIM Speedway Grand Prix (Cardiff)
August 13: Swedish FIM Speedway Grand Prix (Malilla)
August 27: Gorzow FIM Speedway Grand Prix of Poland (Gorzow)
September 10: German FIM Speedway Grand Prix (Teterow)
September 24: Stockholm FIM Speedway Grand Prix (Stockholm)
October 1: Torun FIM Speedway Grand Prix of Poland (Torun)
October 22: Australian FIM Speedway Grand Prix (Melbourne)
2016 Monster Energy FIM Speedway World Cup
July 23: Event 1 (Vojens, Denmark)
July 26: Event 2 (Vastervik, Sweden)
July 29: Race Off (Manchester, Great Britain)
July 30: Final (Manchester, Great Britain)
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