The FIM and BSI Speedway have announced that Poland’s Motor Lublin Speedway will replace Warsaw as host venue for round five of the 2021 FIM Speedway Grand Prix series on Saturday, August 7.
The 2021 Warsaw FIM Speedway Grand Prix of Poland was cancelled earlier this year due to the impacts of and uncertainty surrounding Covid-19.
This will mark the first time Motor Lublin Speedway has staged an FIM Speedway Grand Prix round, having successfully hosted the rescheduled 2020 Monster Energy FIM Speedway of Nations Final last year.
The club previously staged Polish Second Division racing until 2017, before back-to-back promotions saw them join the PGE Ekstraliga for the first time in 2019.
Jorge Viegas, FIM President, said: “The FIM can only thank Motor Lublin, the PZM and our promoter for finding a credible replacement for the SGP in Warsaw. We will continue to work with all our partners in order to have the best FIM Speedway World Championship.”
Jakub Kępa, Motor Lublin Speedway President, commented: “As the president of Motor Lublin Speedway and a citizen of Lublin, I feel both privileged and honoured to be able to invite everyone to my hometown.
“Speedway Grand Prix is an event of the highest rank and I couldn’t imagine a better occasion to prove that Lublin’s heart is set for speedway. I am sure that everyone will receive a warm welcome and will remember the unique atmosphere.”
Paul Bellamy, SVP and Managing Director of Motorsports Events at IMG, which operates the FIM Speedway Grand Prix series, added: “We’re delighted to be bringing a Speedway Grand Prix event to Lublin, one of the sport’s fastest-growing clubs, for the first time.
“With its permanent track, Motor Lublin Speedway has already proved to be a fantastic partner, stepping up to stage our Monster Energy Speedway of Nations Final last year after the pandemic altered our plans.”
The event will be open to fans, and the FIM and BSI Speedway are working with the club and local authorities to ensure the 2021 Lublin FIM Speedway Grand Prix of Poland is staged in accordance with local health and safety regulations at the time of the event in August. Ticket information will be released in due course.