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Manchester’s National Speedway Stadium hosts Monster Energy FIM Speedway of Nations Race Off 2 on May 11.

Don’t miss your chance to see 7 of the world’s best speedway pairs go head to head in a high octane challenge and enjoy a family night out like no other! Get your friends and family geared up for a night of non-stop adrenalin fuelled motorbike racing in the ultimate test in team riding.

Not familiar with the sport? We’re here to help!

The nations

7 nations will compete in 2 Race Off events at Landshut, Germany on 4 May and Manchester on 11 May, with the top 3 countries from each joining hosts Russia in the Final at Togliatti, which will be staged over two rounds on 20 and 21 July.

Fans at Race Off 2 can get up close to the action when Great Britain’s Speedway Team go up against speedway pairs from Australia, France, Finland, Denmark, USA and Latvia, defending their silver title in 2018 on home ground.

The bikes

Riders race on 500cc bikes, reaching top speeds of over 70mph on a single fixed gear and no brakes!

The aim of the game

The night is made up of 21 heats with four riders in each individual heat, two from each nation. Riders go wheel to wheel in four laps of the track and score points as follows:

1st place – 3 points

2nd place – 2 points

3rd place – 1 point

4th place – 0 points

7 competing nations will battle it out for one of the top three places that will go through to the Finals in Togliatti, Russia to race for the title of World Champions!

BSI Speedway managing director Torben Olsen said: “It’s fantastic to be bringing this event back to one of the world’s finest race tracks.

“The National Speedway Stadium has rapidly established a reputation for great racing since it opened in 2016, and this is one fans from all over the UK and beyond will not want to miss.

“Great Britain proved they are real contenders for the world title in last year’s Monster Energy SON. But with six other countries battling for qualification in Manchester, it’s going to be an exciting night.”

If you’ve been before and loved it or just keen to try something new, make sure you’re there on 11 May for an unforgettable night! Tickets start from just £22.50, plus kids go free!* Secure your tickets here.

*Based on south adult standing ticket from 01.02.19 onwards. Child tickets (U16) must be accompanied by an adult, south standing only and not available 10.05.19 onwards. Offer ends 23:59 GMT 09.05.19. Terms and conditions apply, see speedwayofnations.com. The ticket price is subject to a transaction fee of £2.20 per order. ©All rights reserved BSI Speedway Ltd.

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