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2019 MONSTER ENERGY SON DRAW REVEALED

Draw confirmed for 2019 Monster Energy FIM Speedway of Nations Race Off 1 and 2.

08 / 01 / 2019, 11:00

The 2019 Monster Energy FIM Speedway of Nations draw has been revealed as Germany and Great Britain launch their quest for World Championship gold on home shale in May.

Race Off 1 at Landshut on May 4 sees the Germans host neighbours Poland, who are bidding to secure their ninth world title of the 21st century and their first since the World Championship switched to a pairs format last year.

They are joined in Bavaria by 2018 finalists Sweden, who are aiming to win their first world crown since 2015.

Slovenia – who were a run-off away from the Monster Energy SON Finals last summer – also battle it out, along with the Czech Republic, Italy and the Ukraine.

Race Off 2 at Manchester’s National Speedway Stadium on May 11 pits GB against old rivals Australia, managed by Belle Vue boss Mark Lemon on his SGB Premiership home track.

They are also drawn against Denmark – a nation seeking its fifth world title of the 21st century and its first under the stewardship of four-time world champion Hans Nielsen.

France and Finland return to Manchester after competing in last year’s Race Off 2 there, while USA and Latvia complete the line-up. 

The top two countries in each event will join hosts and defending champions Russia in the Monster Energy SON Finals at Togliatti on July 20 and 21. The teams placed fourth and fifth will then compete in a knock-out heat with the winner of that facing the third-placed side for the last spot in Russia.

MONSTER ENERGY SPEEDWAY OF NATIONS DRAW

RACE OFF 1, LANDSHUT, GERMANY (May 4): Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Poland, Slovenia, Sweden, Ukraine.

RACE OFF 2, MANCHESTER, GREAT BRITAIN (May 11): Australia, Denmark, Great Britain, France, Finland, Latvia, USA.

FINALS, TOGLIATTI, RUSSIA (July 20 & 21): Russia, three teams from Race Off 1, three teams from Race Off 2.

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DUDEK COOL AT THE TOP

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KOLODZIEJ’S WINNING MENTALITY

Polish star Janusz Kolodziej buoyed by first-ever FIM Speedway Grand Prix win at ANLAS Czech SGP in Prague.

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KOLODZIEJ TAKES MAIDEN SGP WIN IN PRAGUE

Janusz Kolodziej wins the ANLAS Czech Republic FIM Speedway Grand Prix. Leon Madsen comes 2nd with Patryk Dudek 3rd

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MADSEN'S PRAGUE EDUCATION

Danish ace Leon Madsen admits his debut appearance in Prague is the chance to gain experience in his quest for World Championship gold.

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FINAL FLOURISH FOR LAMBERT?

British champion Robert Lambert hopes to take the next step on his FIM Speedway Grand Prix journey and reach the ANLAS Czech SGP final.

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LINDBACK STAYS COOL IN PRAGUE HEAT

Sweden’s Antonio Lindback tops ANLAS Czech Republic FIM Speedway Grand Prix qualifying time charts.

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VACULIK’S HOME FROM HOME

Slovakia’s Martin Vaculik eyes Prague glory at ANLAS Czech Republic FIM Speedway Grand Prix on Saturday.

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ANLAS CZECH SGP | WHERE TO WATCH

Can’t make the ANLAS Czech SGP? Here are some of the places you can watch Friday's qualifying and Saturday's meeting on TV and online.