Grand Prix Challenge approaches

THE countdown is on to one of the biggest events on the world speedway calendar…Coventry's Brandon Stadium will host the 2009 Grand Prix Challenge on Friday, September 18 with a massive crowd expected as the race for a 2010 GP place hots up.

THE countdown is on to one of the biggest events on the world speedway calendar…

Coventry's Brandon Stadium will host the 2009 Grand Prix Challenge on Friday, September 18 with a massive crowd expected as the race for a 2010 GP place hots up.

The top three riders from the meeting will book their place in next year's series and home hopes will rest with Bees favourite Chris Harris.

Coventry promoter Colin Pratt said: “It's an honour for Coventry speedway to be staging such a prestigious event and we aim to do it justice.


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“The stadium has held big events in the past and we're sure to see some fast and furious racing.”

The action starts at 8pm and for fans travelling with a sat-nav the Brandon Stadium address is: Coventry Stadium, Rugby Road, Brandon, Coventry CV8 3GJ.

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Admission is adults �25, OAP/Concessions �15, Under-15s �5, Under-5s FREE.

There are no pre-sales - all tickets are available on the day. A special souvenir programme will be available for �5.

Restaurant bookings are available and can be made by calling 02476 542395.

The draw has been made for the event and is as follows:

1 Chris Holder MA Australia

2 Jaroslaw Hampel PZM Poland

3 Kauko Nieminen SML Finland

4 Chris Harris ACU Great Britain

5 Lukas Dryml ACCR Czech Rep.

6 Jonas Davidsson SVEMO Sweden

7 Piotr Protasiewicz PZM Poland

8 Grzegorz Walasek PZM Poland

9 Kenneth Bjerre DMU Denmark

10 Magnus Zetterstr�m SVEMO Sweden

11 Jurica Pavlic HMS Croatia

12 Martin Smolinski DMSB Germany

13 Fredrik Lindgren SVEMO Sweden

14 Dave Watt AUS Australia

15 Adrian Miedzinski PZM Poland

16 Maksims Bogdanovs LaMSF Latvia

17 Antonio Lindb�ck SVEMO Sweden (Reserve rider)

18 Tobias Kroner DMSB Germany (Reserve rider)

*THE Premier League Riders' Championship, which is the next event on British Speedway's Super 7even calendar on Sunday, September 27, will start at 5pm.

The Sheffield turnstiles will open at 3pm and the line-up will be announced in the near future with the top rider from every Premier League club doing battle.

And there will be a new champion this year as reigning champ Tai Woffinden is now in the Elite League with Wolves.

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