Poland and Team Great Britain will have home advantage for the opening rounds of the 2015 Monster Energy FIM Speedway World Cup as Gniezno and King’s Lynn host Events 1 and 2.
Six-time winners Poland face Sweden and the Czech Republic in Gniezno on June 6. They will be joined by the winners of the qualifying round between Germany, Italy, Slovenia and Russia at German track Landshut on May 9.
The Monster Energy SWC then returns to King’s Lynn on June 8, where a Team GB side, led by 2013 world champ Tai Woffinden, meets huge rivals Australia, the United States and Latvia.
The winners of each event join hosts Denmark in the Monster Energy SWC Final at Vojens on June 13. The second and third-placed teams qualify for the ever-epic Race Off, also at Vojens, on June 11, where the winners earn their place among the Final four.
BSI Speedway managing director Paul Bellamy is delighted to see Monster Energy SWC action take place at King’s Lynn for the fifth straight season, while historic Gniezno makes it competition debut.
He said: “Gniezno is a former capital city of Poland with a history going back over a thousand years.
“The current Polish team is making modern history, having won six SWC gold medals over the past decade. I’m sure Marek Cieslak’s team will enjoy fantastic support in Gniezno as they bid for a place in the Final at Vojens, where they lifted the Ove Fundin Trophy in 2010.
“It’s great to have Gniezno as a Monster Energy SWC venue and it’s always a pleasure to take the competition back to King’s Lynn.
“The racing never disappoints and Team GB’s victory there last summer will give them every confidence they can storm straight to the Final again. Australia, the USA and Latvia might have something to say about that, though, and this will be a fiercely contested meeting.”
Paweł Sochacki, owner of Carbon, who, in association with the club at Gniezno is promoting Event 1 said: “It’s a great honour to bring such a prestigious event to the club and the city.
“Gniezno is part of Poland’s history and there couldn’t be a better place for our national team to launch their bid for a seventh SWC gold medal.
“We look forward to hosting fans from throughout Poland and the rest of Europe. We will work hard to put on a great show for them. It is a great day for me and my company. I think that this event will be the biggest in Gniezno’s speedway history.”
Tickets for both events will go on sale in due course and information will be available via www.MonsterEnergySWC.com.