Speedway fans benefit from early start
15th December 2008, 4:50 pm By Principality Stadium
The growing popularity of the FIM Speedway Grand Prix series held at the Millennium Stadium has forced organisers to bring forward the Cardiff showpiece event to an earlier start time.
BSI Speedway, rights holders of the FIM Speedway Grand Prix Series, have today confirmed the 2009 FIM British Speedway Grand Prix will start at the new time of 5pm on 27 June 2009.
“We are now coming into our ninth consecutive year at the Millennium Stadium and in a way the FIM British Speedway Grand Prix has been a victim of its own success,” explained Paul Bellamy, managing director, of BSI Speedway.
“As the popularity of the event has grown it has been increasingly difficult to accommodate all the fans wishing to stay in Cardiff on the Saturday night. By moving the start time to 5pm it allows supporters the option of either staying in the city overnight or returning home on the same day as the event.”
The 2009 FIM British Speedway Grand Prix will be the fifth event of the 11 round individual world championship FIM Speedway Grand Prix Series.
Fans who book their tickets before 31 December 2008 will be able to purchase them at 2008 prices.
Tickets are available by calling 0871 230 7155 or via www.speedwayworld.tv