SPEEDWAY GP GUIDE | PRAGUE

PAUL BURBIDGE

As the countdown continues to the 2022 FIM Speedway Grand Prix series, FIMSpeeedway.com looks ahead to the action – next up, we feature the FIM Speedway GP of the Czech Republic – Prague.

The Marketa Stadium has staged more Speedway GP events than any other venue and welcomes the world’s top riders for the 26th straight season and its 29th round on May 28.

But this year’s FIM Czech Speedway GP is bigger than ever as the weekend also features the FIM SGP2 of the Czech Republic on May 27 – the opening round of the new FIM Speedway Under-21 World Championship series.

The sport’s fastest rising stars take to the shale on Friday night, with the Speedway GP main event 24 hours later on Saturday.

The stakes are always high at Marketa Stadium as winning in Prague is the sport’s ultimate lucky omen. An incredible 12 of the last 20 winners in the Czech capital have gone on to be crowned world champion in the same season.

Current champion Artem Laguta was the latest to follow up an FIM Czech Speedway GP victory by topping the World Championship podium in 2021.

But last year’s title rival Bartosz Zmarzlik picked up back-to-back wins at Marketa Stadium in 2020 and will be determined to get back on top.

Meanwhile, the likes of Tai Woffinden and Jason Doyle are multi-time Prague winners and will be seeking to step up their title bids at the event. Woffy famously won three in a row at Marketa Stadium from 2013 to 2015, while Doyle won the next two in 2016 and 2017 – with both men achieving their first-ever Speedway GP wins at Marketa Stadium.

Away from the track, there is no shortage of entertainment in one of Europe’s leading city-break destinations.

Whether you love history, architecture, shopping, the huge range of bars and restaurants or the city’s nightlife, Prague has something for everyone.

Former home of Roman emperors, the awe-inspiring Prague Castle is a must-visit. Known as the world’s largest ancient castle, it holds the Czech crown jewels and also features the Cathedral of St Vita.

Muzeum Fantastický Iluzí is home to a fascinating world of optical illusions – perfect for capturing funny and bizarre Instagram moments.

Or why not hire a pedal boat and take a ride on the Vltava River, or soak up the atmosphere in the iconic Old Town Square – home of Prague’s much-photographed Astronomical Clock.

Tickets for the FIM Czech Speedway GP weekend are on sale now. To secure your spot at Marketa Stadium, click here: https://bit.ly/3pDRuKa.

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