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FOGO British FIM Speedway Grand Prix

Cardiff

round: 5

date: Sat 1st June 2013

venue: Millennium Stadium

engines start: 17:00 (local time)

Wildcard & Reserves

WILD CARD #16:
Chris Harris

RESERVE #17:
Craig Cook

RESERVE #18:
Josh Auty

Referee

REFEREE:
Krister Gardell

Stadium Capacity

62,500

Track Length

278 metres

Track Record

55.00s

Kenneth Bjerre & Jason Crump 27.06.2009

2012 Winner

Chris Holder

Chris Holder

VENUE INFO

Address & Contact Details

Millennium Stadium

Westgate Street,

Cardiff,

CF10 1NS

Tel: +44 (0)870 013 8600

Fax: +44 (0)2920 822 474

Email: info@millenniumstadium.com

www.millenniumstadium.com

Venue Facilities

Retractable roof, press boxes, fully equipped press room, restaurants, fast food outlets and bars, shops, tours, conference space.

Did You Know?

  • The first FIM British Speedway Grand Prix held at the Millennium Stadium took place on 09 June 2001.
  • The Millennium Stadium in Cardiff hosts its thirteenth consecutive FIM British Speedway Grand Prix in 2013.
  • Only one British rider out of the 16 who have ridden at the Millennium Stadium has won the Grand Prix in Cardiff – Chris Harris in 2007.
  • He became only the second British rider to win the FIM British Grand Prix after Martin Dugard, as Wild Card, won the 2000 event at Coventry, ironically watched by a 17 year old, Chris Harris.

Previous Results

Results of previous five GP's:

(1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th)

 

  • 2012: Chris Holder, Krzysztof Kasprzak, Antonio Lindback, Fredrik Lindgren
  • 2011: Greg Hancock, Nicki Pedersen, Chris Holder, Emil Sayfutdinov
  • 2010: Chris Holder, Jason Crump, Jaroslaw Hampel, Hans Andersen
  • 2009: Jason Crump, Fredrik Lindgren, Hans Andersen, Greg Hancock
  • 2008: Jason Crump, Greg Hancock, Nicki Pedersen, Scott Nicholls

 

EVENT INFO

FRIDAY:

 

13:00:  Draw

Queen's Arcade, Working St, Cardiff (ground floor opposite Post Office).

Hosted by Real Radio's Jason Harold.

SGP riders (to be confirmed) will be in attendance along with Eurosport presenters Sophie Blake and Scott Nicholls.

 

17:00 - 19:00:  Practice

Millennium Stadium. Open to race day ticket holders. Entry via Gate 3. Gates open at 16:30.

 

SATURDAY:

 

11:00-16:00: Fanzone 

Entertainment includes:

- Rider autograph sessions

- Titan is back!

- The Magoos

- Bigger and Better Monster Energy rig

- Monster Energy Girls

- Photographs with World Championship Trophy

- Vintage speedway bikes

- Mr Gater machine

- Territorial Army stand

- Real Radio Patrol

- Grid Girl photographs

- Interviews on the big stage

 

15:00:  Stadium gates open to general ticket holders

15:30:  In stadium entertainment begins

16:30:  Toni Bou performance, 13 x World Trail Champion and Monster Energy athlete

16:55:  Opening ceremony begins

17:20:  First heat begins

20:00:  Prize giving and closing ceremony + Fireworks display

 

DOWNLOAD THE EVENT INFORMATION LEAFLET HERE:

 

(Tickets are available on the day from stadium box office situated just inside the Cardiff Arms building)

 

(NOTE: All timings subject to change)

 

Follow and get involved with all the day's events and details on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

 

TRAVEL INFO

From airport:

Nearest airport is Cardiff International.

By car:

Enter Cardiff from M4/A478/A48 signposted from M4. 

By train:

Cardiff Central station is a two-minute walk from the stadium.

 

Park & Ride

PARK & RIDE sites accessed from J33 of the M4 - Cost £10 per car

International Sports Village (BLUE CAR PARK)
County Hall (GREEN CAR PARK)

Drop off points will be:
International Sports Village - Tresillian Way north, at rear of Railway Station
County Hall - Callaghan Square north, in lay-by by Ever Sheds

The car park will open at 9:00am, with the first bus at 9:30am. The last bus will leave the pick-up point at 10:30pm, with the car park closing at 11pm.

 

Coach Parking

Coach parking will be provided off Sophia Close - there are dedicated coach parking areas with driver facilities. Cost - £10.00 per coach. 

Any event car parking in Sophia Close will also be £10 / car as this car park is within a five minute walk of the stadium.

 

Road Closures

Small road closure along Westgate Street, Park Street and Scott Rd, 15:00 until 21:30 & closure of Station Approach, Central Sq, except buses using the bus station, from earlier in the day.

 

Traffic Information

To keep up to date with traffic situations in Wales, visit:


www.traffic-wales.com

 

Information About Cardiff

For further information on attractions, hotels, bars and restaurants to visit in Cardiff and Wales go to:

www.visitwales.com

www.visitcardiff.com

 

Hotels

We have once again been working with Cardiff & Co to secure accommodation for the 2013 event at competitive rates.  As a result, 1,000 bed spaces have been secured once again for true Speedway fans. The discounted rates are available on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights with no minimum stay requirement. These rooms are on a first come first served basis and the maximum amount of bedrooms that can be booked in one transaction is 3 for up to 12 people (including children).

 

In order to secure your discounted rate accommodation you must first purchase a ticket for the 2013 British FIM Speedway Grand Prix and will then be sent a link in your confirmation email taking you to the booking site.   

 

 

This event has now ended.

Ticket Information

Category Price
Category 1 £95
Category 2 £82
Category 3 £78
Category 4 £66
Category 5 £58
Category 6 £45
Category 6 (Family)* £109
Category 7 £38
Category 7 (Family)* £95
Concession** £19
Category 8 £29

*Family tickets are for two adults and two children under the age of 16.
**Consession prices include Old Age Pensioners and children under the age of 16. 

Terms and Conditions 
(N.B. Tickets subject to booking fee)  

Hospitality Packages

Category Price
Methanol Club £380
Methanol Club (1 Night)* £995
Methanol Club (2 Nights)* £1,185
St David's £208
Dragon £164

*Prices quoted are based on two Methanol Club packages and two people sharing a room. 

Hospitality packages available, prices above. Please click here for full information.