Vaclav Milik, Michael Jepsen Jensen and Andzejs Lebedevs named as additional FIM Speedway Grand Prix substitute riders

Courtesy of FIM Speedway Grand Prix

The SGP Commission has named three additional substitute riders for the remainder of the 2017 FIM Speedway Grand Prix season.

In addition to Peter Kildemand, Martin Smolinski and Max Fricke, Mitas Czech SGP bronze medallist Vaclav Milik will now serve as fourth reserve, wearing No.225.

He is joined by fifth reserve, former SGP regular Michael Jepsen Jensen, who lines up in his No.52. And Latvian sensation Andzejs Lebedevs, one of the stars of the Monster Energy FIM Speedway World Cup, is the new sixth stand-in rider, donning No.29.

Following a number of injury withdrawals ahead of the MIB Nordic Gorzow FIM Speedway Grand Prix of Poland on Saturday, second stand-in Smolinski steps in for world champion Greg Hancock, who has been forced to end his 2017 season to seek surgery on a shoulder injury.

With third reserve Max Fricke still sidelined after fracturing the winglets of his C6 and C7 neck vertebrae, Milik has been drafted into the Gorzow line-up to replace Danish champion Niels-Kristian Iversen, who misses the event on his Polish Ekstraliga home track with a broken shoulder.

And Jepsen Jensen is called up to replace fellow countryman Nicki Pedersen, who is still absent with a broken neck suffered in May, with first reserve Peter Kildemand unable to take the triple world champion’s place due to a broken finger.

Notes :
For further information, interviews or photographs, please contact us on:
T (direct): +44 (0)208 233 6135 Email:

About BSI Speedway
BSI Speedway is an IMG company and rights holders of the FIM Speedway World Championships presented by Monster Energy – FIM Speedway Grand Prix (SGP) and Monster Energy FIM Speedway World Cup (SWC). More information available via: and Twitter: @SpeedwayGP

About IMG
IMG is a global leader in sports, events, media and fashion, operating in more than 25 countries. The company represents and manages some of the world’s greatest sports figures and fashion icons; stages thousands of live events and branded entertainment experiences annually; and is the world’s largest independent producer and distributor of sports media. IMG also specializes in sports training; league development; and marketing, media and licensing for brands, sports organizations and collegiate institutions. In 2014, IMG was acquired by WME, the world’s leading entertainment agency, to form WME | IMG.



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.