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Pure petrol pleasure at Parken


16 of the world's very best riders attend the Danish FIM Speedway Grand Prix (Photo: Flickr Mortenofdenmark)

June 26, 2014
13:02

by Pete Streader


Parken, PH Lings Allé, Cph Ø; 28 June, 19:00;  380-950kr, 150-260 kr; speedwaygp.com

“No brakes, no gears, no fear!” The Danish FIM Speedway Grand Prix accelerates into Copenhagen on June 28 as 16 of the world’s very best riders go head -to-head in 23 rip roaring heats where there can only be one winner.

It will be a spectacular evening as Parken Stadium is transformed into a mesmerising cauldron of heady fumes and thundering engines.

The heyday of Speedway in Denmark was back in the 70’s when 3-time world champion Ole Olsen was the undisputed sporting king of Denmark.

Racing these single-gear 500c bikes around 4 laps only takes 60 seconds, but true enthusiasts will appreciate the beauty of a daredevil rider leaning at a seemingly impossible angle while pulling off the perfect final turn to whizz past the chequered flag.  

2014 sees the 12th anniversary of the event in Copenhagen and the 6th event in a globetrotting series that started in New Zealand back in April and finishes in Poland come October. Who are the favourites? Krzysztof Kasprzak is in excellent form, but Denmark is due a win, so don’t be surprised to see Parken stadium explode with joy should Nicki Pedersen manage to throttle the other riders.

It’s bound to be another great Saturday night adrenalin adventure in Parken stadium, watching the billowing dust as riders streak around the track at breakneck speeds. 

Either way, this is a party on two wheels that will keep you revved up with excitement right until the very end.



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