Early end to the Championship
FIM regret to confirm that Finals 9 and 10 of this year’s FIM Ice Speedway World Championship, due to be held in Heerenveen, The Netherlands on 4th and 5th April has been cancelled. This was in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the restrictions put in place by the Dutch government to restrict sporting and other events.
Early decision was taken allow riders, officials and others involved from around Europe and Russia to return home and to allow spectators to cancel their travel plans.
Following the cancellation of Finals 7 and 8 in Inzell this brings the 2020 FIM Ice Speedway Championship to a premature end as alternative dates for both events cannot be found during the current uncertainty.
As a result, FIM have declared the championship completed as at the end of Final 6 with Daniil Ivanov as 2020 world champion.
FIM President Jorge Viegas commented “In these so difficult times we had to consider the FIM Ice Speedway World Championship has finalised after the final in Shadrinsk. This competition has remained extremely disputed and showing to the whole world the best Ice Speedway riders. Unfortunately, and due to the particular conditions of this discipline we could not reschedule the remaining Finals. Congratulations to Daniil Ivanov and we hope things get back to normal as soon as possible! “
FIM Ice Speedway World Championship - Final standings for 2020 are:
1.Daniil Ivanov (RUS) - 104; 2.Dmitry Khomitsevich (RUS) - 100; 3 Dinar Valeev (RUS)- 95; 4. Igor Kononov (RUS) – 86; 5. Dmitry Koltakov (RUS) – 79; 6. Harald Simon (AUT) – 58; 7. Johan Weber (GER) – 56; 8. Martin Haarahiltunen (SWE) – 53; 9. Stefan Svensson (SWE) – 37; 10.Franky Zorn (AUT) – 36; 11.Niclas Svensson (SWE) – 33; 2.Ove Ledström (SWE)- 31; 13.Konstantin Kolenkin (RUS) – 22; 14.Evgeniy Saydullin (RUS)- 21; 15.Charley Ebner (AUT) – 18; 16.Lukas Hutla (CZE) – 18; 17.Jasper Iwema (NED) – 16; 18. Bart Schaap (NED) – 6.