2016 QBE Insurance Australian FIM Speedway Grand Prix

Round 11 - Etihad Stadium

Date: Sat 22nd October 2016
Capacity: 42,000
Track Length: 346 meters
Track Record Time: 60.04s
Track Record: Greg Hancock (24.10.2015)
WILD CARD #16: Brady Kurtz
RESERVE #17: Max Fricke
RESERVE #18: Jack Holder
REFEREE: Krister Gardell

2015 Winner

Greg Hancock

Greg Hancock



*Junior ticket applies to children under the age of 16 years (aged 15 and under)

**Family Ticket applies to 2 Adults and 2 Juniors OR 1 Adult and 3 Juniors.



More Information

Friday 21st October


14:00: Official Draw for the 2016 QBE Insurance Australian FIM Speedway Grand Prix 

14:00: Ticket Windows open at Gate 5

14:30: Gates open to ticket holders 

15:00: Practice Session (open to ticket holders). Access via Gate 5

16:30: Live Entertainment in the Victory Room after practice - free entry, live band, food and beverage to purchase


Saturday 22nd October


12:00: Fanzone opens on the stadium concourse outside Gate 5

Fanzone Activities

  • Free style jumping
  • Mini dirt track for juniors
  • Monster Energy – drinks, giveaways, music, entertainment
  • Food and beverage
  • Sprint car demonstration             
  • Historical Stand
  • Merchandise
  • Jason Crump bike on display

12:00: Gate 3 Ticket Window opens

12:30-15:45: Live entertainment by Groove Star band

13:00-16:00:Freestyle Football Demonstrations

14:00-15:30: World Championship Trophy Photo Opportunity

14:45-15:00: Q&A Session with Speedway Personalities

16:15-17:00: Monster Energy Rig Riot featuring Monster Energy athletes Tai Woffinden, Greg Hancock & Chris Holder

17:00: Ticket window at Gates 2 and 7 open

17:10-17:30: Official SGP Autograph Session in the fanzone with Tai Woffinden, Niels-Kristian Iversen, Matej Zagar, Chris Holder, Andreas Jonsson, Fredrik Lindgren, Piotr Pawlicki and Brady Kurtz

17:30: Gates open, pre-event build up

19:00: Opening Ceremony

19:15: 1st heat of the 2016 QBE Insurance Australian FIM Speedway Grand Prix

21:45 approx: Podium ceremony

22:00 approx: Press conference

Address & Contact Details

Etihad Stadium

740 Bourke St





Venue Facilities

Retractable roof, press boxes, fully equipped press room, restaurants, retail food and beverage outlets, tours, conference space.



By car:

Etihad Stadium’s Car Park is open 24 hours a day - seven days a week with more than 2,500 undercover car parks available daily. The Etihad Stadium undercover car park is divided into four colour sections on each level. Simply park your car, take note of the colour and level you have parked and return at a time that suits you.

By train:

Southern Cross Station is located adjacent to Etihad Stadium. It is a short walk across the Bourke Street pedestrian footbridge.

Train timetable information is available from Metro Trains Melbourne on 1800 MY METRO (1800 69 63876) or on the website Metro Trains Melbourne at:

By tram:

City trams run to Etihad Stadium from La Trobe Street and Harbour Esplanade.

Trams also stop in the CBD on Spencer Street, Bourke Street and Collins Street and all are a short walk to Etihad Stadium.

Tram timetable information is available from the Public Transport of Victoria website here:


An elevated, 20-metre wide pedestrian footbridge connects Etihad Stadium to Southern Cross station and intersection of Spencer and Bourke streets.

Access can also be gained off La Trobe Street (Gate 7), Harbour Esplanade (Gates 8 and 9) and Bourke Street (Gates 1, 2 and 3).