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No Brakes, No Gears, No Fear as Speedway GP returns to Cardiff on August 17

Friday, 7 June 2024


 

The ultimate family extreme sport roars back into Cardiff’s Principality Stadium on Saturday, August 17 as the FIM Speedway GP of Great Britain returns with another night of full-throttle action.

Britain’s biggest indoor motorsport event returns to the Welsh capital as 16 of the world’s best speedway riders go wheel-to-wheel on 500cc bikes that accelerate faster than a Formula 1 car and have absolutely NO BRAKES.

Power sliding around the Principality Stadium, Speedway GP stars from nine different countries will bid to raise the iconic Principality Stadium roof, with Great Britain heroes Tai Woffinden, Dan Bewley and Robert Lambert all chasing a famous win in their home event.

Bewley sent Cardiff wild two years ago when he ended Principality Stadium’s 15-year wait for a British winner. Now triple Speedway GP world champion Woffinden and former European champion Lambert are bidding to follow in his tyre treads.

But they will face stiff competition from the likes of four-time Speedway GP world champion Bartosz Zmarzlik, 2023 Cardiff winner Martin Vaculik, world No.2 Fredrik Lindgren, last year’s Principality Stadium runner-up Jack Holder and 2019 winner Leon Madsen.

The fast family fun starts long before the racing, with the Speedway GP fanzone returning to Cardiff’s City Hall Lawn, featuring a packed programme of entertainment throughout the day.

Fans can meet their Speedway GP heroes at the signing session and grab some goodies at the Monster Energy Rig. There will be photo opportunities, interviews with VIP guests, activities for kids, food and beverage outlets, the SGP merchandise tent and much, much more.

The action inside the Principality Stadium kicks off with a spectacular opening ceremony and climaxes with a must-see firework display after the trophy presentations.

The event holds special memories for Bewley following his Cardiff victory two years ago, and he can’t wait to return to Principality Stadium and experience a roar that even the sound of a 500cc speedway machine can’t drown out.

He said: “I have a few memories that will stick with me from this place. One of them is actually when I first came here as a reserve rider in 2018.

“I did a practice start and a wheelie down the back straight, looked into the crowd and realised where I was. That was one of the coolest memories I have had here, and then of course winning. There was the noise of the crowd and all the burnouts I did to celebrate; it was everything. It was just pretty cool. I have had some great memories here.

“In a stadium like this, you can hear everything. I feel like you can feel and hear the atmosphere more. It’s pretty cool and it’s as big as speedway gets. I am just looking forward to it.”

Tickets for the FIM Speedway GP of Great Britain – Cardiff are available online now. Book via Ticketmaster or visit FIMSpeedway.com for more information.