SPEEDWAY GP GUIDE | WROCLAW

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 Poland – Wroclaw on August 27.

The legendary Olympic Stadium famously hosted the first-ever Speedway GP event, won by Polish great Tomasz Gollob, in 1995, as well as the first-ever FIM Speedway World Cup and FIM Speedway of Nations Finals.

And its World Championship story continues this summer when the sport’s biggest stars return to one of the sport’s finest race tracks.

Hometown hero Maciej Janowski will be hopeful of repeating his unforgettable win at the Olympic Stadium in 2020, but his fellow countryman Bartosz Zmarzlik heads to Wroclaw chasing his fourth win at the venue, having topped the podium in the 2019 round and at both legs of the 2021 double-header.

Another Wroclaw favourite, Tai Woffinden, is also searching for his first win on the track he has called home since 2012. Woffy would love the chance to celebrate in style in his testimonial season with the club, while fellow British racer Dan Bewley will also be keen to capitalise on home advantage.

With Wroclaw’s history decorated with many famous nights, it’s only fitting that the Olympic Stadium also stages the first-ever FIM SGP3 event on Friday, August 26 as the FIM Speedway Under-16 World Championship makes its debut.

The 250cc event will feature the sport’s brightest youth stars, with the semi-final also taking place in Wroclaw on Thursday, August 25.

With SGP4 bikes also under development for those riders starting their speedway journeys, the arrival of FIM SGP3 marks a key step in Discovery Sports Events’ plans to create a pathway for young riders to race their way into Speedway GP in the years ahead.

With an epic weekend of speedway action in prospect, this year’s FIM Wroclaw Speedway GP is an event not to be missed.

Away from the track, Wroclaw is the perfect place for a weekend Speedway GP city break.

The main square is lined with bars, cafes and restaurants and is a great spot to take in the pre-event atmosphere and catch up with Speedway GP fans from all around the world.

The city is set across a number of islands and Ostrow Tumski (Cathedral Island) is one of its most beautiful.

Wroclaw Zoo and Afrykarium and the Museum of Games and Computers of the Past Era are both popular attractions, and don’t trip over the famous Wroclaw Dwarfs! The cheeky bronze characters pop up throughout the city’s streets.

Tickets for the FIM Wroclaw Speedway GP weekend will be on sale soon. Check back for more information.

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