Courtesy of FIM Speedway Grand Prix
BSI EXTENDS SPEEDWAY GRAND PRIX AGREEMENT WITH TORUN UNTIL 2021
FIM Speedway Grand Prix will continue at the Marian Rose Motoarena in Torun, Poland until 2021 under a new agreement announced today between rights holders BSI Speedway and the City of Torun.
The new contract extends a relationship with BSI Speedway which dates back to 2010. The stadium had opened a year earlier and is widely regarded as one of the world’s finest purpose-built, track-racing stadiums.
Torun, located on the Vistula River in northern Poland, is a popular destination on the SGP tour and is well supported by international and local fans.
Torun will stage the final round of the 2020 season on October 3, with the date for the 2021 round yet to be confirmed.
At the Torun finale last year, Poland’s Bartosz Zmarzlik was crowned the host nation’s third world champion as he saw off the challenges of Leon Madsen, the 2019 event winner, and Emil Sayfutdinov in a tense title fight.
Paul Bellamy, Senior Vice President of Motorsports Events at IMG, attended the official press conference in Torun today to announce the extension agreement in the company of Michal Zaleski, the Mayor of Torun. Bellamy said he was delighted that Torun would be featured on the calendar in 2021.
“Torun really set a new benchmark for hosting Speedway Grand Prix in a world-class facility when it was included on the SGP calendar in 2010. The City of Torun and the local organisers have continued to raise the bar ever since,” Bellamy said.
“In Torun we have found a long-term trusted partner with whom we have a strong and mutually beneficial working relationship. This extension to 2021 is a recognition of Torun’s reputation for first-class event delivery and their loyalty to Speedway Grand Prix over a number of years.
“We look forward to working with the local promoter and the City of Torun to deliver a highly successful event this year and in 2021, for the many thousands of fans who attend each year.”
Mayor Zaleski added: “I would like to thank Paul and BSI Speedway for giving us this opportunity to prove ourselves at organising a Speedway Grand Prix event.
“Since that day, the first event on 19th June, 2010, we have been doing our best to organise really exciting events. All of the events we have staged in Torun have enjoyed full capacity, so they are immensely popular, which is further proof of our effectiveness. We are pleased to extend our relationship with BSI Speedway yet again.”
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