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2021 British Speedway season expected to be delayed until May because of coronavirus pandemic




Speedway chiefs are considering starting the 2021 season in May after putting their annual AGM back a week.

The season had been due to start at Easter, but due to the Covid-19 restrictions and a lockdown, the campaign is now set to start a few weeks later.

A statement on the British Speedway Promoters Association website said: "Due to the latest Covid-19 restrictions and a lockdown that could be in place until the end of March, the board of directors at British Speedway Promoters Ltd took the decision to delay until Thursday, January 14.

The Adrian Flux Arena is currently closed during the pandemic. Picture: Ian Burt (43879399)
The Adrian Flux Arena is currently closed during the pandemic. Picture: Ian Burt (43879399)

"Following a board meeting on Wednesday it was felt prudent to take a little more time to consider the recent developments and be as clear as possible on our options.

"It was proposed that we would begin at Easter but in all probability it looks more like a May start to the British Speedway season now.

"Following a year without speedway and the decision by Poland to restrict rider availability it is absolutely vital that our planning not only gives us the strongest possible teams across both the Premiership and Championship, but also makes provision for sustainability in the future.

"We are determined to make decisions that enable the sport to grow and put British Speedway back as a force to be reckoned with in world speedway."



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