According to the FIM President, Jorge Viegas Discovery Sports Events, he has provided a long-term vision for the development of the highway in the next decade. We have complete confidence in this project. He adds that Speedway has tremendous development potential, both in terms of attracting new talented riders and reaching new markets outside of Europe.
Over the next 10 years, reports will be available on Eurosport, Discovery+ and other Discovery channels and services in markets such as Great Britain, Sweden, Denmark, Poland and Germany.
Discovery Sports Events will take advantage of Discovery Sports’ global reach to grow its audience on the highways. Discovery+ will become the first choice of highway enthusiasts in international markets. We will also use Eurosport and Discovery channels and services in key markets such as Great Britain, Sweden, Denmark, Poland and Germany. Our ambition is to develop the highway further and increase the current global viewership of the SGP program five times over the next three years – reports François Ribeiro, Head of Discovery Sports Events.
New SGP format from 2022
From 2022, all levels of Speedway Grand Prix competition will be unified under the co-branded SGP. It will include SGP (FIM Speedway Grand Prix), SGP2 (FIM U21 Speedway World Championship), SGP3 (FIM U16 World Speedway Championship) and the new international level SGP4. The calendar will be supplemented with annual events – SON (FIM Speedway of Nations) and SWC (FIM Speedway World Cup), returning for the first time since 2017.
Each season of the Speedway Grand Prix in Poland will be longer than next year, covering 12 rounds played on two continents. The ration will include 15 passengers and one motorway passenger with a ‘Wild Card’ awarded locally at each location. The competition will be aggregated during each round over the course of one day. The 20 qualifiers, semi-finals and final will be held on Saturday evening, and training and qualification will take place on the same day in the afternoon.
During the season from April to November, there will be three SGP2 Tours (May, July and October), one SGP3 Tournament (August), as well as the SON and SWC Series in July, organized alternately.
Britain’s BSI has been the promoter of motor racing for the past 20 years. Until this year, the Speedway Grand Prix can be watched on Channel +.
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