Speedway is one of the most spectacular motorsport disciplines. Riders taking part in the competition race on an oval track, usually for four laps, with one starting point for all participant. It is notable that races are always run in a counter-clockwise direction. Speedway motorcycles have no gearbox or brakes. On classic tracks, the race lasts for four laps and consists of four riders. This kind of speedway is the most popular in Poland, Sweden and the UK, and these countries have some of the most developed league matches in the world. Jerzy Szczakiel and Thomas Gollob have both won big on the world stage and gained notoriety for the sport in Poland.
The heart of Wrocław speedway racing is WTS Sparta Wrocław, which dates back to 1950s. The club won four gold medals in the Polish Team Championships, and the players have been repeatedly rewarded in the individual standings. The Olympic Stadium, which will be renovated before The World Games 2017, has often hosted events of global importance. Even today, for many residents of Wrocław speedway is more than just a visit to the stadium – it is a sport festival.
July 29 (Saturday), 19.00 – 21.00, Olympic Stadium, Wrocław
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Speedway is proposed by Wrocław as a sport to be invited at TWG 2017.