Preview: Cycle Speedway Grand Prix of Great Britain
19th September 2009, East Park, Wolverhampton
Saturday 19th September sees the Cycle Speedway roadshow roll in to East Park Wolverhampton for the first staging of the "Grand Prix of Great Britain" where 32 of the top riders in Europe will go head-to-head in two semi-finals with the top 8 from each progressing to the Grand final.
The leading contenders for this title are British Champion Lee Aris, the Polish contingent of Lukasz Nowaki, Darius Pilas and Pawel Koslowski, and former British Champions Gavin Wheeler and Terry Norman.
The action starts at 11am with the first semi final, tapes up at 1pm for the second semi with the grand final starting at 3pm. The East Park track is the largest in the country and should test the riders to the limit. The surface is fast and there is plenty of room for the riders to pass, so it promises to be yet another great final in a year of spectacular racing that has reignited the public's interest in Cycle Speedway.
Timetable of Events
- 11am Semi Final 1
- 1pm Semi Final 2
- 3.30pm Grand Final
- During the afternoon a piper will provide stiring tunes for your enjoyment
- Free parking adjacent to the track on the disused astroturf area
- The toilet block is only 2 minutes from the track were there is also changing and shower facilities available to competitors
- Hot and cold food will also be available on site
- Match programmes will be on sale from 11am.
Leave M6 at Junction 10 Walsall, follow signs for Willenhall and Wolverhampton going along the Black Country Route A454 take the 3rd exit signposted Wolverhampton onto the Keyway. About a mile on you come to a roundabout you now join the old A454 into Wolverhampton through two major traffic light junctions. After the last junction take the 5th on the left into Hickman Avenue. You will shortly arrive at the main entrance to the park but do not enter here. Keep on Hickman Avenue and look for a left entrance into the park, opposite Sutherland Avenue, at the back of Monmore Green Stadium - the home of Wolverhampton Speedway. Once in the park go immediately right. Follow the path onto the large parking area.
The post code for the East Park is WV1 2DN and once you enter the Park you must put you hazard warning lights on and strikly adhere to the 5mph speed limit.