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Speedway Grand Prix 2018

Grand Prix motor racing was initially an organized automobile racing. It has its roots in France and dates back to 1894 when it began. It has fast evolved from a pure road race from one local town to the other and to conduct tests drives for cars and drivers.

Innovation and the drive for competition soon saw increasing speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour. The motor races were held on open roads, but this resulted in many accidents and fatalities to both drivers and spectators.

The Speedway Grand Prix can be defined as a series of motorcycle speedway events over the course of a season to determine the Speedway World Champion.

The Speedway Grand Prix 2018 season is the 24th season of the Speedway Grand Prix.

The Speedway Grand Prix 2018 decides the 73rd FIM Speedway World Championship. It is the eighteenth series under the promotion of Benfield Sports International, an IMG company.

For this 2018 season, there will be 15 permanent drivers, joined at each Grand Prix through one wild card and two track reserves.

Automatically qualified are the top eight riders from the 2017 championship.  They will be joined by the three riders who qualified via the Grand Prix Challenge.

The final four riders in the competition were nominated by the series promoters, Benfield Sports International, after the completion of the 2017 season.

Speedway Grand Prix 2018 Calendar

The full calendar for the Grand Prix 2018 season has not been announced yet, but the three Grand Prix dates already confirmed are May 12th, May 26th and July 21st for round 2, 3 and 6 respectively.

Rules of the event

When riders are tied in the Speedway Grand Prix Championship Standings, the following will apply:

  • Run-off for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place
  • Runoff for 8th place (the final automatic qualification place for the following year's Grand Prix Series)
  • For all other positions, the lowest riding number jacket will be considered the better-placed rider.

Accessing Cardiff Central stadium

The Speedway Grand Prix 2018 will be hosted at the principality stadium in Cardiff. Cardiff Central is the closest station to the Stadium and operates mainline services from West Wales, the Midlands, the South Coast and London.

Cardiff Queen Street Station is only a 15-minute walk to the east of the Stadium and offers local rail services through Cardiff and from the South Wales Valleys.

A queuing system is preferred in operation at Cardiff Station after each event. For more information, check out the Arrival Trains website before traveling. When arriving from Cardiff Central station, people should keep left along Wood Street for Gates 5, 6 and 7 or keep right along Wood Street to Westgate Street for Gates 4, 3, and 2 going around to Gate 1 on Castle Street.

Bus

One can travel to Cardiff by coach from most United Kingdom cities including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, and Edinburgh. There are also standard bus services along most town/cities in Wales if you come from outside of Cardiff.

The Cardiff Central Bus Station is usually a five-minute walk from the stadium. Coach parking on event days is normally situated at Sophia Gardens which is just a five-minute walk away, along the river.

Road

Cardiff's Central is located on the M4 corridor. This makes it easily accessible by vehicle and is just a two hours' drive from London and the East Midlands. There is no designated spectator car parking at, or near, the stadium on event days but there is ample parking available in the City Center itself.

Spectators are advised take advantage of the Parking and Rides available at Leckwith on the events days. One can book these locations before forehand.

Foot

If you reside in Cardiff, then walking to the stadium may be the most effective method to get there because local transport systems can be very hectic on event days. If you are staying in Cardiff Bay, take a boat taxi to the City Centre as it's the best option.

Air

Principality Stadium is located within a 30 minutes' drive from Cardiff Airport and a 45 minutes' drive from Bristol Airport. An express bus service operates directly from the terminal to the central business district.

Train

A short bus journey connects the Airport to the train station at Rhoose, which is a 30-minute rail journey to Cardiff Central Station.

Seating Arrangement

The seating plan for Speedway Grand Prix 2018 is arranged according to your seat, block, aisle and entry gate that will be indicated on your ticket. Stewards will be available to help you find your seat.

Fan zones

The Guinness Fanzone

It’s located on Level 4 behind blocks M18 - M20. The expected live entertainment includes Male Voice Choirs, live interactions with current and past Welsh players and the famous Guinness Travelling Band. A good meeting point before and after the match.

The Heineken Fanzone

It is Located on level 6 behind blocks M605 - M608, the fan zone provides a great area and environment to interact and chat about the game.

Entertainment

Recently, it was announced that Ed Sheeran would make an appearance at the Speedway Grand Prix 2018. This made the tickets for the event to sell out within minutes thus resulting to the addition of extra shows. This made Ed Sheeran create history in Cardiff by becoming the first music artist to perform at Principality Stadium for three consecutive nights.

Tickets for this event have already been sold out.