FIVE-YEAR CARDIFF DEAL FOR BRITISH SGP
20th September 2016, 11:09 am By Principality Stadium
The British FIM Speedway Grand Prix will surpass 20 years in Cardiff after rights holders BSI Speedway signed a new five-year deal to keep the event at Principality Stadium.
Tickets go on general sale this Friday from 11am, with fans who sign up to the SGP e-newsletter via Speedwaygp.com able to take advantage of an exclusive two-hour pre-sale from 9am.
The sport’s biggest names from six-time world champion Tony Rickardsson to Great Britain’s double world champion Tai Woffinden have raced at Principality Stadium since 2001.
And BSI Speedway managing director Torben Olsen is delighted to continue bringing World Championship racing to Cardiff.
He said: “The British FIM Speedway Grand Prix is one of the jewels in the crown of our sport, and there’s no doubt Principality Stadium is the perfect setting for speedway.
“Fans from all over the world gather in Cardiff every year to create a carnival atmosphere and enjoy the very best racing the sport has to offer beneath the stadium roof.
“I’m sure GB hero Tai Woffinden will be battling hard for his first Cardiff win next year, but he’ll face some stiff competition in one of the events every rider dreams of winning.
“We look forward to celebrating over two decades of the British SGP in Cardiff and to continuing our longstanding partnership with Principality Stadium and the Welsh Government.”
“Two decades of Speedway is a thrilling feat for our venue which has without doubt become the home of the British leg of the FIM Speedway World Championships,” said Principality Stadium Manager Mark Williams.
“Speedway is the longest-standing third party event in the stadium’s calendar and is a firm favourite for motorsports fans of Cardiff, the UK and across Europe. We are absolutely delighted that our relationship with the Speedway organisers will continue and look forward to hosting more of the thousands of Speedway visitors.”
Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure, Ken Skates, said: “I’m delighted that we’ve been able to continue our long standing partnership with the British FIM Speedway Grand Prix and Principality Stadium. The event has become a firm favourite in Wales’ event calendar and demonstrates the variety of events that Wales is able to host. We look forward to the next five years as these world class riders continue to impress the home crowd and the thousands of fans who travel from overseas each year for the event.”