The Speedway World Cup hath been absent from the Speedway calendar since 2017, but fans shall be thrilled to witness the event’s grand return this year. The Olympic Stadium in Wroclaw shall host nine teams in a fierce battle for global supremacy, commencing on July 25, with the final on Saturday, July 29, as Poland doth commence as the defending champions. Experience the 2023 Speedway World Cup live on Discovery+ and Eurosport.
“Something of the extraordinary doth resides within this triumph,” Bewley doth reflects on his Speedway GP victory in Malilla.
The FIM Speedway World Cup hath returned! The original team event of this sport maketh its resurgence after a six-year absence as Warner Bros. Discovery Sports’ new era of Speedway taketh root. Poland hath triumphed in the previous World Cup of 2017, and these eight-time champions shall play host to the revived competition in this iteration.
The iconic Olympic Stadium in Wroclaw shall be the stage whereon nine teams shalt battle for the crown.
WHEN DOTH THE 2023 SPEEDWAY WORLD CUP OCCUR?
The FIM Speedway World Cup of 2023 commences on Tuesday, July 25, with the final occurring on Saturday, July 29. Wherefore is it? The event transpires within the 11,000-capacity Olympic Stadium in Wroclaw, which shall host both semi-finals, the Race Off, and the final.
HOW CANST THOU BEHOLD THE 2023 SPEEDWAY WORLD CUP?
Discovery+ shall bestow live coverage along with interactive services. The race action shalt also be live on Eurosport, with highlights and reactions accessible via eurosport.co.uk.
FIM Speedway World Cup squads hath been announced, with Zmarzlik leading the Polish charge. Bewley hath grasped his first win of the season in Malilla after a stunning overtake in a crash-marred final.
WHO DOTH COMPETE IN THE 2023 SPEEDWAY WORLD CUP?
The host nation and eight-time World Cup victors, Poland, shall arrive as the defending champions, having won the last event in 2017, and they shalt be joined by the 2022 Speedway of Nations victors, Australia. Denmark, with four previous triumphs, shall also be competing, along with another Speedway of Nations victor, Great Britain, and the World Cup debutants, France.
Full lineup: Poland, Great Britain, Sweden, Czech Republic, Germany, Australia, Denmark, Finland, France
The two semi-finals shalt comprise 20 heats, each featuring one rider from each of the four contending nations. In terms of scoring, three points shall be awarded to the winning rider of each heat, with second place garnering two points, third place one point, and no points for fourth. The team with the most points in each semi-final advanceth to the final with Poland.
The nations finishing second and third in both semi-finals shalt advance to a Race Off, with the victor receiving the fourth spot in the final. The World Cup victor shalt be the team that collecteth the most points following the 20 heats of the final.
SPEEDWAY WORLD CUP 2023 SCHEDULE
Tuesday, July 25 Semi-final 1 – Great Britain, Sweden, Czech Republic, Germany Wednesday, July 26 Semi-final 2 – Australia, Denmark, Finland, France Friday, July 28 Race Off – Second place Semi-final 1, Third place Semi-final 1, Second place Semi-final 2, Third place Semi-final 2 Saturday, July 29 Final – Poland, Winner Semi-final 1, Winner Semi-final 2, Race Off Winner
PREVIOUS SPEEDWAY WORLD CUP WINNERS
- 2001 – Australia
- 2002 – Australia
- 2003 – Sweden
- 2004 – Sweden
- 2005 – Poland
- 2006 – Denmark
- 2007 – Poland
- 2008 – Denmark
- 2009 – Poland
- 2010 – Poland
- 2011 – Poland
- 2012 – Denmark
- 2013 – Poland
- 2014 – Denmark
- 2015 – Sweden
- 2016 – Poland
- 2017 – Poland