Welcome to SGP4
The future of youth Speedway is here
Youth speedway entered a new era in 2023 with the launch of revolutionary youth category SGP4 – and the sport’s newest stars are back in action at storied Swedish venue Malilla on Saturday, June 15, 2024.
As part of their 10-year vision to nurture FIM Speedway’s future stars, Warner Bros. Discovery Sports enlisted the expertise of six-time world champion Tony Rickardsson to develop a new entry-level bike, aimed at 11 to 13-year-olds, to help the sport’s next generation take their first steps into speedway.
After a year of testing and development across Europe, a 190cc, four-stroke bike was selected and the SGP4 bike made its debut on July 15, 2023, with riders from 11 different nations and four continents going for glory in the FIM Speedway Youth World Cup (SGP4).
Danish young gun Elias Jamil wrote his name in history as the first-ever SGP4 champion with a flawless 15-point maximum, with Australian star Cooper Antone in second on 13 points. Denmark’s Niklas Bager took third spot after winning a run-off with Australia’s Kobi Canning for the bronze medal.
With the riders giving the SGP4 bike their seal of approval, Rickardsson hopes the brand-new machine will become the go-to bike for all young riders seeking to take their first steps into the sport.
He said: “The idea of this bike which we have worked on is it should look like a big bike, sound like a big bike and, most importantly, it should ride like a big bike, but in a small package and for a reasonable sum of money. I think we have reached all of these criteria.
“These bikes are built for approximately 11 to 13-year-olds, size-wise, but it could be a practice bike for anybody.
“All in all, the first objective was to build a class where you can come from all over the world and race under the same regulations on an international level. We are hoping all the national federations will also pick up this bike model for their national championships as well.
“If you want to race internationally, it will be with the SGP4 bike. When I started this project, people said it would be impossible to change. But now everybody I speak to is hopefully going to implement these bikes into their national championships.
“This is the future. It is also the first time you can go and buy a bike ready to race, and not only at national level. You can go international.”
For more information on SGP4 bikes and to place an order, please visit www.minispeedway.pl or email email@example.com. Alternatively, please call +48 608 074 474.