In light of an increase in cases of COVID-19 in the UK, the subsequent tighter restrictions being put in place and ongoing travel and quarantine restrictions, BSI Speedway has announced that the 2020 Monster Energy FIM Speedway of Nations Final, scheduled to take place at Manchester’s Belle Vue Stadium on 24-25 October, will be moved to a new venue in mainland Europe.
“We’re committed to delivering the thrilling, action-packed final that our Speedway community is looking forward to,” commented Paul Bellamy, Senior Vice President of Motorsports Events at IMG. “And to do this, we need to make sure the top riders from all seven competing nations are able to race, which is unfortunately no longer possible in the UK due to changing travel restrictions and quarantine requirements.”
BSI Speedway is in the process of finalising the new venue for the final in October which will be announced along with additional details in the coming weeks. The 2021 final will return to Manchester’s Belle Vue Stadium over a weekend in October 2001 - date to be confirmed.
“We’re looking forward to revealing our new venue as soon as possible, and in the meantime, we thank our fans, riders, partners, staff and everyone involved for their ongoing support.”
FIM & BSI