British Speedway Committed to 2020 Season

NEWS Tuesday 21st April 2020, 1:30pm

by BSPA PR Team

British Speedway's governing body, the BSPA, have today issued a statement seeking to reassure supporters over the prospect of seeing racing in 2020.

The BSPA held a conference call today to discuss the way forward and remain "100% committed" to staging racing this year.

Vice Chairman Damien Bates said: "We had a productive conversation and we all agreed we remain 100% committed to putting on a season this year at the first available opportunity.

"There are absolutely no thoughts of cancelling the season. We all want to stage the season in whatever format that can take.

"We have people working on fixtures covering all eventualities in terms of dates and potential rider availability.

"Naturally nothing can happen until the government allow it to, indeed when the next decision is made on the current lockdown situation we will talk again between us.

"We want to give fans, broadcasters and sponsors what everyone wants and that is live speedway to enjoy.

"If it's July, August or whenever it may be we are determined to stage racing should the government rules allow us to do so.

"In the meantime, on behalf of every club promoter we extend our very best wishes to British Speedway supporters throughout the country and we urge you all to please follow the government rules. They are not guidelines or advice, they are rules.

"We want you all fit and well and ready to come and enjoy this wonderful sport as soon as it is safe and legal to do so."