Menu
Card image cap

FIM OCEANIA AND AUSSIE U21 CHAMPIONSHIPS POSTPONED

The FIM Oceania Speedway Championship due to take place at Aussie track Gillman on January 30 has been postponed.

18 / 01 / 2021, 10:51

The FIM Oceania Speedway Championship due to take place at Aussie track Gillman on January 30 has been postponed.

The Australian Under-21 and Under-16 250cc Finals which were also set to be staged at the Adelaide circuit on January 29 have also been delayed.

With some restrictions on travel between Australian states still currently in place, the FIM Oceania event, won by Jack Holder last year, is now pencilled in for November. The Aussie Under-21s and Under-16s will be restaged in the second half of 2021.

The latest postponements come on the back of Motorcycling Australia’s decision to delay this year’s Australian Championship until November or December due to domestic and international travel restrictions.

A statement released on the national championships’ official website confirmed: “FIM Oceania, Motorcycling Australia and Gillman Speedway are disappointed to announce the postponement of the 2021 FIM Oceania Speedway Championship, Australian Speedway Under-21 Championship and Australian Under-16 250cc Championship due to uncertainly around Covid-19 border restrictions.

“The championships were to be held on January 29 and 30 at South Australia’s Gillman Speedway, however because of current border restrictions and their impact on event personnel, the tough decision has been made to postpone the two-day extravaganza.

“As many of the competitors will be heading overseas for Northern Hemisphere speedway competition in February, FIM Oceania has postponed the FIM Oceania Championship until November with a date to be confirmed.

“Motorcycling Australia will continue to work with Gillman Speedway to find alternative dates to run the Under-21 and Under-16 250cc Championship in the second half of 2021.

“FIM Oceania and Motorcycling Australia wish to thank Gillman Speedway for their significant work in preparing for these championships and fans and riders for their understanding. Further event details will be announced in the coming months.”

Card image cap

MADSEN EYES GOLDEN 2021

Danish racer Leon Madsen is determined to build on his silver success in SGP 2019 as he bids to lift the sport’s biggest prize this season.

Card image cap

NEW FOUR-YEAR TV DEAL FOR PGE EKSTRALIGA

The PGE Ekstraliga has signed a new four-year deal with SGP broadcaster Canal+ Polska to televise the world’s biggest speedway league.

Card image cap

TWO-YEAR STARS DEAL FOR KERR

King’s Lynn skipper Lewis Kerr has penned a two-year deal with the Stars.

Card image cap

PALM TOFT READY FOR PANTHERS COMEBACK

Peterborough signing Michael Palm Toft hopes his return to the East of England Showground will be worth the wait.

Card image cap

SURGERY FOR SMOLINSKI

German racer Martin Smolinski has undergone further hip surgery to fix metalwork inserted after his 2020 crash.

Card image cap

BUCZKOWSKI MAKES SMEDERNA RETURN

Smederna boss Jerker Eriksson backed returning Polish star Krzysztof Buczkowski to give “everything and a little more”.

Card image cap

BRITISH SPEEDWAY SET FOR MAY 17 RETURN

British Speedway chairman Rob Godfrey confirmed league racing in the UK is set to resume with fans in attendance from May 17.

Card image cap

RICHIE WORRALL & KURTZ SEAL ACES DEALS

Richie Worrall insists Belle Vue fans will see him performing “at 100 percent rather than 50” as he joins Brady Kurtz in Aces colours.