Menu
Card image cap

2017 MONSTER ENERGY SWC DRAW & DATES

King’s Lynn and Vastervik to host opening rounds of 2017 Monster Energy FIM Speedway World Cup.

09 / 11 / 2016, 17:30

The draw and calendar for the 2017 Monster Energy FIM Speedway World Cup has been confirmed, as Great Britain and Sweden launch their title bids on home soil.

Next year’s Monster Energy SWC Race Off and Final take place at iconic Polish track Leszno on July 7 and 8 respectively, meaning defending champions Poland are seeded straight into the Final.

The battle to join them begins in Great Britain, as the Monster Energy SWC returns to the Adrian Flux Arena in King’s Lynn for Event 1 on Saturday, July 1. The 2016 silver medal-winning Lions take on old rivals Australia, the United States and the Czech Republic.

The action then moves to Swedish venue Vastervik on Tuesday, July 4, as 2015 champions Sweden bid for victory over neighbours Denmark, Russia and the winner of the qualification round.

The FIM qualification round takes place in Latvian capital Riga on June 25 and features the hosts, plus Germany, Italy and Slovenia.

The winners of the King’s Lynn and Vastervik rounds join Poland in the Monster Energy SWC Final, with the line-up to be completed by the victorious team from the Race Off in Leszno.

This will be contested by the second and third-placed teams from Events 1 and 2.

Ticket details for the 2017 Monster Energy SWC will be announced in due course.

2017 MONSTER ENERGY FIM SPEEDWAY WORLD CUP DRAW AND CALENDAR:

JULY 1 – EVENT 1 – KING’S LYNN (GREAT BRITAIN): Great Britain, Australia, USA, Czech Republic.

JULY 4 – EVENT 2 – VASTERVIK (SWEDEN): Sweden, Denmark, Russia, qualification round winner.

JULY 7 – RACE OFF – LESZNO (POLAND): Runner-up in Event 1, Third place in Event 1, Runner-up in Event 2, Third place in Event 2.

JULY 8 – FINAL – LESZNO (POLAND): Poland, Winner of Event 1, Winner of Event 2, Winner of the Race Off.

 

Card image cap

PAWLICKI LEADS POLISH 1-2-3

Polish ace Piotr Pawlicki admits a winter of hard work earned him room to relax as he stormed to his first ever FIM Speedway Grand Prix win.

Card image cap

VIDEO | LATVIAN SGP HIGHLIGHTS

Relive the best of the Rietumu Bank Latvian SGP in Daugavpils as Piotr Pawlicki led a Polish 1-2-3 with his first ever SGP win.

Card image cap

VIDEO | DAUGAVPILS RIDER REACTION

Hear what the FIM Speedway Grand Prix stars had to say after the Rietumu Bank Latvian SGP in Daugavpils ...

Card image cap

PAWLICKI TRIUMPHS IN DAUGAVPILS

Piotr Pawlicki seals first win of 2017

Card image cap

MORE MAGIC MOMENTS IN LATVIA?

Polish racer Maciej Janowski is keen to create more great memories in Daugavpils as he returns to the scene of his maiden SGP win tonight.

Card image cap

INSIDE TRACK | LATVIAN SGP

SGP Pit Reporter Amy Dargan is with Niels-Kristian Iversen's mechanics as they get set for the Latvian SGP

Card image cap

MARTIN READY TO RIDE LUCK

Slovak star Martin Vaculik is ready to ride his luck in the FIM Speedway Grand Prix series ahead of tonight’s Rietumu Bank Latvian SGP.

Card image cap

PK PLEASED WITH SGP CALL

Denmark's Peter Kildemand is grateful for some extra action in Daugavpils tonight after admitting he has been short of race time this year.