Supplier Spotlight

Video Exclusives

NSX GT3; road to track

As driven in the 2017 Expo Special issue of PMW, Honda details the changes made to the all-new NSX to turn it in to a GT3 fighter




A day in the life of a Formula 1 tire

Tom Briggs, McLaren support crew team leader talks through a day in the life of a Pirelli F1 tire. Keep an eye out for the January 2018 issue of PMW magazine, where we look in even more detail at Pirelli's Formula 1 rubber

As talks between Sepang circuit owners and the Haas F1 team continue, in regard to compensation for an unwelded drain cover damaging Romain Grosjean's car at the Malaysian GP, does this set a dangerous precedent for circuit owners?

News

Speedway to feature in 2017 World Games

It is 32 years since speedway featured in the World Games. In 1985 when the Games were held in London, a speedway meeting was staged at Wimbledon Stadium as one of the ‘demonstration sports’ between pairs representing British league teams.

Fast forward to 2017 and the World Games has developed into one of the largest sporting occasions in the World, second perhaps only to the Olympic Games to which it is affiliated. Held every four years and featuring sports which are not included in the Olympic Games the event takes place in 2017 in the city of Wroclaw, Poland and speedway has been invited by the organisers to feature as an invitational sport.

As a result the FIM Speedway World Games will take place in the newly refurbished Olympic Stadium on 29th July as a climax to the Games, which formally end on the following day. A capacity 40,000 crowd will be present to see national teams representing seven countries battle for the prestige of winning this historic event.

Tams have been entered by Denmark, Sweden, Russia, Australia, Germany, Poland and Great Britain.

Poland, newly crowned World Team Champions after winning the final in Leszno earlier this month, will be favourites to add this title to their long list of successes. Their captain Maciej Janowski rides for the local Wroclaw team in the Polish Extraleague and is also Speedway Ambassador to the World Games. He is confident that the home team can satisfy the home fans but expects a strong challenge from Sweden and Russia in particular.

Sweden boast a top duo of Fredrik Lindgren and Antonio Lindback, both of whom are riding as well as they have ever done and although Russia led by Emil Sayfutdinov will have been weakened by the absence of Grigory Laguta they showed in the World Cup that they can rise to the occasion when riding for their country.

Australia field their strongest pairing of Jason Doyle and Chris Holder and with Under 21 World Champion Max Fricke in reserve they are a team that it would be unwise to ignore. Danish boss Hans Nielsen will be urging his pairing of Niels Kristian Iversen and Kenneth Bjerre to avenge their shock elimination from the World Cup in Sweden with a redeeming performance in Wroclaw and their confidence is certainly in need of a boost.

World number 4, Great Britain have limited experience at this level but have shown that the ‘bulldog spirit’ can bring an extra grit to their on-track performance. Germany are an emerging speedway nation but have a limited choice at international level. Kai Huckenbeck, currently running well in the European Championship, is the captain and will be paired with former Long Track champion Erik Riss.

Whatever the result of the meeting it will be a unique event bringing track racing to the notice of a larger audience throughout the world. Track Racing Director Armando Castagna will be the FIM Jury President and Alex Lyatosinski from Ukraine the Referee. Racing starts at 19.00.


Read Latest Issue

Web Exclusives

Wallwork Group outlines the products, from its comprehensive range of surface treatments that it will be exhibiting at the 2017 Professional MotorSport World Expo  
Click here to read more

MME Motorsport and Team BRIT have jointly developed a revolutionary hand control set, which could transform the current state of disability motorsport
Click here to read more

Victory in round six of the FIA World Endurance Championship marked the 300th time that UK-based engineering and race team, Prodrive, had taken the chequered flag
Click here to read more


Supplier Spotlight

Supplier SpotlightWe are building a list of leading suppliers covering all aspects of the professional motorsport industry. Want to see your company included? Contact aboobaker.tayub@ukimediaevents.com for more details.

فروشگاه اینترنتی فروشگاه اینترنتی سیستم همکاری در فروش کانال تلگرام چت روم فال حافظ دانلود فیلم فروشگظ;ه اینترنتی

Submit your industry opinion

Industry BlogDo you have an opinion you'd like to share with the professional motorsport community? We'd like to hear your views and opinions on the leading issues shaping the industry. Share your comments by sending up to 500 words to john.obrien@ukimediaevents.com

Submit Your Recruitment Ad

Recruitment AdTo send us your recruitment advertising or to receive information on placing a banner please email john.obrien@ukimediaevents.com