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Wroclaw’s Olympic Stadium to stage new speedway showpiece

Wroclaw’s Olympic Stadium will be destination for the finale of a new national team speedway event launched by the International Motorcycling Federation (FIM).

The Speedway of Nations, title sponsored by energy drinks brand Monster Energy, will feature 15 countries and will be staged during the Speedway Grand Prix summer break in place of the Speedway World Cup.

Seven nations will compete in two Race Off events at separate yet-to-be confirmed locations on June 2 and June 5, respectively, with the top three countries from each joining hosts Poland in the Final at the Olympic Stadium.

The 11,000-capacity Olympic Stadium is a regular host of major speedway events and the Final will be staged over two rounds on June 8 and 9.

FIM president Vito Ippolito said: “The FIM was keen to revive in speedway this nations competition format so much appreciated by our national federations. The creation of this new FIM World Championship was made possible by the excellent relations between the FIM and its promoter BSI.

“We are confident that this competition will quickly attain the same level of popularity as the other FIM World Championships of Nations such as the FIM ISDE and the FIM Motocross of Nations, and that the public will turn out in force.”

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