POOLE HOST 2013 GP CHALLENGE
Sunday 28th October 2012, 12:34
British club Poole will stage the 2013 Grand Prix Challenge – the final round of the World Championship qualifiers.
The meeting is set to take place at Wimborne Road on August 24 and the top three riders there will earn berths in the 2014 SGP series.
Poole is currently home to three Grand Prix stars as world champion Chris Holder, wild card Darcy Ward and this year’s GP Challenge winner Krzysztof Kasprzak all race their British home meetings in the town.
The SGP qualification quarter finals will be staged at German track Abensberg (May 20), St Johann in Austria (June 9) and Debrecen in Hungary (June 15). The semis take place at former Italian SGP circuit Lonigo and Danish venue Esbjerg on June 22.
The first qualifying round for the 2013 Monster Energy FIM Speedway World Cup will be held at Latvian SGP track Daugavpils on May 4. The winners meet Poland, Australia and Russia in Event 1 at Polish Ekstraliga venue Czestochowa on July 13.
The second qualifier takes place at Miskolc in Hungary on May 20. The top side from that meeting earns a date with Team Great Britain, champions Denmark and Sweden at British Elite League venue King’s Lynn on July 15.
The FIM Speedway Under-21 World Championship is set to be decided over six rounds next year, with the final two provisionally due to be held at Argentine track Bahia Blanca on November 2 and 9, 2013.
The final two rounds of this season’s series take place there on November 3 and 10 and riders will shortly be heading to South America in preparation for the events.
Next year’s final opens at Polish circuit Pila on June 29, before round two takes place at Daugavpils on July 20. British club Berwick stage the third event on August 10 and the final European round takes places at Italian SGP venue Terenzano on September 14.
The FIM Team Speedway Under-21 World Championship final will be held at Czech track Pardubice on September 28. Neustadt in Germany (April 28) and Polish circuit Gdansk (May 25) host the semis.
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