BRIT KIDS HANDED DREAM OPPORTUNITY TO TRAIN ON ADRIAN FLUX BRITISH FIM SPEEDWAY GRAND PRIX TRACK AT CARDIFF’S PRINCIPALITY STADIUM.
The SGP Academy is back as 10 of Britain’s brightest young talents get their chance to practise on the Adrian Flux British FIM Speedway Grand Prix track at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium on Friday, July 20. Ten riders aged 11 to 14 will be put through their paces on the famous circuit by former Team Great Britain star Oliver Allen, SGP Academy training manager, just 24 hours before the world’s top riders battle it out in round five of the FIM Speedway Grand Prix series on Saturday night. They will also gain a vital insight into the sport away from the track, with classroom sessions covering riding techniques, fitness, nutrition, bike preparation, media and sponsorship.
IT'S A FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY FOR THE YOUNG RIDERS TO LEARN ALL ABOUT WHAT IT TAKES TO BECOME A TOP SPEEDWAY RIDER. THE CHANCE FOR THEM TO RIDE AT SUCH AN ICONIC VENUE LIKE CARDIFF IS NOT ONLY AMAZING; IT CAN BE REALLY MOTIVATIONAL.
SGP rights holder BSI Speedway launched the SGP Academy last year in conjunction with Poultec Training – a Norfolk-based company offering training and apprenticeships, including their much-sought-after speedway traineeship. As well as the Cardiff edition, BSI Speedway also ran SGP Academies at the Danish SGP in Horsens and Stockholm SGP, with Danish participant Jonas Knudsen going on to win the 2017 FIM Speedway Youth 250cc World Championship in Prague. Allen hopes this year’s Cardiff SGP Academy can inspire more youngsters to aspire to world championship success on the shale. He said: "Last year’s academies went really well. To have so much positive feedback from the riders makes me even more excited to be teaching again this year. “It's a fantastic opportunity for the young riders to learn all about what it takes to become a top speedway rider. The chance for them to ride at such an iconic venue like Cardiff is not only amazing; it can be really motivational." BSI Speedway managing director Torben Olsen said: “The SGP Academies have offered riders a unique opportunity to further their skills on and off the bike at some of the sport’s most iconic venues. “There can be few better training grounds than the Principality Stadium, and I hope this year’s riders will benefit from and be inspired by the experience of working with Oliver Allen and the SGP Academy team. “We thank Poultec for their support in this initiative, and hopefully together we can help the next generation of riders start their journey towards competing in Cardiff for World Championship points one day.”