Menu
Card image cap

BJARNE SET FOR RETIREMENT IN 2020

Former FIM Speedway Grand Prix regular Bjarne Pedersen has announced 2020 will be his final season on the shale.

05 / 11 / 2019, 11:37

Former FIM Speedway Grand Prix regular Bjarne Pedersen has announced 2020 will be his final season on the shale.

The two-time FIM Speedway World Cup winner finished sixth in the 2005 World Championship.

He raced in 71 SGP rounds, picking up one victory – topping the European SGP podium in Wroclaw in 2004.

He spent the vast majority of his Danish Speedway League career with local club Holstebro, but will see out his final season with Esbjerg, where he is set to be team captain and stage his Final Lap farewell meeting in September. Pedersen will also skipper Opole in the Polish Second Division.

The 41-year-old, who won three Elite League titles with the Poole Pirates in Britain, admits hanging up his kevlars was far from easy.

He said: “Thoughts about ending my career have been on my mind for a couple of years. Speedway is my life and therefore it is and has been a very difficult decision to stop. I would like to end my career in style. I believe it will be possible this way.”

 

Card image cap

ZAGAR: WINNER TAKES ALL

Matej Zagar backed the new FIM Speedway Grand Prix scoring system for 2020, insisting “the winner of the meeting should get the best prize."

Card image cap

DUDEK'S MEDAL QUEST

Polish racer Patryk Dudek is determined to ensure he hasn’t won his last FIM Speedway Grand Prix medal.

Card image cap

SMOLINSKI SET FOR HIP SURGERY AFTER CRASH

German ace Martin Smolinski undergoes surgery after suffering a broken and dislocated hip when he crashed in practice on Friday.

Card image cap

ON THIS DAY: WOFFY'S CZECH HAT-TRICK!

Watch GB hero Tai Woffinden race to a Czech SGP hat-trick in Prague.

Card image cap

LAMBERT'S INJURY BATTLES

Great Britain star Robert Lambert is keen to get back to enjoying his racing this season after admitting injuries took their toll.

Card image cap

VIDEO: DRAMATIC CRASHES

Always great to see our Speedway GP riders walk away from these. We look back at five dramatic SGP crashes!

Card image cap

BRITISH SPEEDWAY BOSSES HOPEFUL OF STAGING 2020 ACTION

British Speedway chairman Rob Godfrey insists he is hopeful some league action will take place in the UK this summer.

Card image cap

FRICKE EYES SWEDISH AND DANISH ACTION

Aussie champ Max Fricke hopes riders will be cleared to race in other leagues this year, but is grateful for the chance to ride in Poland.