beIN SPORTS IS THE NEW HOME OF SPEEDWAY GP IN THE US AND NINE COUNTRIES IN SOUTH EAST ASIA

PAUL BURBIDGE

Speedway fans in the United States and South East Asia are set for a huge season of racing as beIN SPORTS delivers live FIM Speedway Grand Prix coverage throughout 2022.

Despite their nation giving the world Speedway GP legends like Greg Hancock and Billy Hamill, American fans have long found it difficult to follow the fortunes of the sport’s top riders.

But that all changes from 2022 as beIN SPORTS partners with global FIM Speedway promoter Discovery Sports Events to bring Speedway GP action to fans across the USA and also viewers in Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Timor-Leste.

Discovery Sports Events’ agreement with beIN SPORTS is the first step in their vision to bring a Speedway GP round to the United States.

François Ribeiro, Head of Discovery Sports Events, commented: “I know there is a great legacy of speedway in the USA, so we are delighted to bring a season of Speedway GP to our fans in partnership with beIN SPORTS.

“I know that it has not always been easy for them to find coverage in the past, so it’s an absolute pleasure to work with beIN SPORTS to showcase our incredible racing to viewers in America and South East Asia.

“Bringing a Speedway GP round to the US is certainly part of our vision for FIM Speedway, and I hope bringing American viewers a fantastic season of racing will be the next step in making this dream a reality.

“I also look forward to offering sports fans in South East Asia the chance to experience Speedway GP, some possibly for the first time.”

Antonio Briceno, Managing Director, beIN SPORTS USA said: “We are delighted to be broadcasting Speedway GP to 10 countries across the USA and South East Asia. This is fantastic news for fans of world-class motorsport and, thanks to our agreement with Discovery Sports Events, our viewers will see every race of the 2022 season with us on beIN SPORTS.”

The 2022 FIM Speedway season, the first of ten seasons under new global promoter Discovery Sports Events, begins on Saturday with the FIM Speedway GP of Croatia – Donji Kraljevec.

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