Pure petrol pleasure at Parken

“I can confirm that the dispute concerns the right to produce rectangular chips,” says Kims' CEO (photo: Kims' official website)
June 26th, 2014 1:02 pm| by admin
facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestmail

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.

(photo: Jimmy Katz)
July events: Celebrating the sounds of the icons
Summer jazz ongoing, ends July 11; venues in Frederiksberg & Valby; ...
DR and TV2 still have the rights to the Olympics in Rio in 2016, so enjoy them while you can (photo: Magnus Manske)
DR waiting to discover whether its Olympic dream is in jeopardy
There is uncertainty over whether Danish viewers will be able to watch the ...
(photo: Hamletscenen.dk)
July Performance: King Lear gets the hand-in-glove treatment
Shakespeare’s Puppets July 1-30 (not Fridays), 13:00; Kronborg Castl...
“I can confirm that the dispute concerns the right to produce rectangular chips,” says Kims' CEO (photo: Kims' official website)
War brewing in Denmark over the size of crisps
“We are the only ones that can sell square potato chips to the Danes,”...
In some cases, upper secondary education may be “… a waste of young people's time”, says expert (photo: Adityamanutd)
Danish high school a waste of time and money if it isn’t for university, says expert
An expert has criticised students for taking their upper secondary school d...
Most software isn't written to handle leap seconds, says IT engineer (photo: Michael Shcmid)
Tonight will be one second longer than usual
The night between June 30 and July 1 will be one second longer than normal ...