|Swedish speedway’s shooting stars will get some expert tuition on the Stockholm FIM Speedway Grand Prix track as the SGP Academy comes to Friends Arena on September 22.
Some of Sweden’s brightest 250cc talents will take part in the event, which will be staged at the national stadium ahead of Stockholm SGP practice, with former Great Britain international and Poultec speedway training manager Oliver Allen leading the day’s tuition.
The SGP Academy gives youngsters a unique insight into what it takes to make it as an FIM Speedway Grand Prix star – both on and off the track.
Cardiff’s Principality Stadium – home of the Adrian Flux British SGP – and the CASA Arena Horsens, venue for the Kjærgaard Danish SGP, have both staged SGP Academies this year.
Newly-crowned 250cc world champion Jonas Knudsen of Denmark took part in the Horsens academy, along with Henrik Lorentsen. Australia’s Keynan Rew also appeared in Denmark and Great Britain prospect Leon Flint rode in the Cardiff academy.
BSI Speedway managing director Torben Olsen looks forward to bringing the SGP Academy to Sweden.
He said: “It is incredibly exciting to bring the third SGP Academy in 2017 to the Friends Arena in Stockholm ahead of next weekend’s Stockholm FIM Speedway Grand Prix.
“This has been an incredibly successful venture, and I’m delighted that four of the participants of our SGP Academies in Denmark and the UK were competing at the recent 250cc FIM Speedway Youth World Championship. I’d like to extend a special ‘congratulations’ to Jonas Knudsen, the winner of the event.
“I’m looking forward to another event in Stockholm and hope that all the participants enjoy the experience and will gain vital skills that they will be able to take with them into their speedway future.
“I’d like to thank all our partners that have helped bring this project to life, Svemo, Poultec and the Friends Arena.”
Svemo Track Racing co-ordinator Tony Olsson said: “Svemo Track Racing are very proud to be able to bring the 250cc Academy to Stockholm in partnership with BSI Speedway and Poultec.
“This will be a great opportunity for our 250cc riders to spend a day with professional people talking about riding techniques, bike preparation, nutrition, fitness, media/sponsorship and more.
“The boys will also get the opportunity to ride the Friends Arena track, which I am sure will be very cool for them.”
Poultec speedway training manager Oliver Allen said: “After teaching at the first two academies, I’m really looking forward to teaching the Swedish riders.
“I’ve seen how much the previous riders enjoyed their time at the academy and this makes me look forward to the next one. It’s great to be involved with such an exciting project that’s giving back to the youth of world speedway.”
Further information on the SGP Academies can be found at speedwaygp.com here: http://bit.ly/2eT4eHC