The Adrian Flux British FIM Speedway Grand Prix takes over Cardiff on September 21 – and the action starts long before the engines fire up.
The FIM Speedway Grand Prix fanzone returns to Cardiff’s City Hall Lawn from 11:00 today (race da) with a fun-packed programme of entertainment for all the family ahead of the evening’s racing.
Four-time world champion Greg Hancock will be making a special guest appearance in the Welsh capital this weekend. He will be taking part in a Q&A with freestyle motocross and off-road truck racing star Jeremy “Twitch” Stenberg on the main stage at 13:05.
The Californian will also be joining current world champion Tai Woffinden and Patryk Dudek for the Monster Energy Rig Riot from 14:00, featuring a burnout not to be missed from Woffy.
Fans can grab an autograph or speedway selfie at one of two signing sessions. The first at 13:45 features Woffinden, Dudek and Robert Lambert, with wild card Charles Wright, Danny King and Chris Harris taking part in the second at 15:00.
Wright also takes to the main stage at 12:20 when he will be appearing in a Q&A with the BT Sport team.
There will be no shortage of entertainment throughout the day with freestyle mountain bikes stunt performances at 11:30, 12:00, 12:45 and 14:45.
There will be live music on the main stage from Supernova at 11:45, 12:30, 13:15 and 14:30.
Fans have chances to get a photo with the World Championship trophies at the autograph table from 11:30 and 14:15.
Throughout the day, there will be a live graffiti showcase and DJ, a speedway reactions tester bike, sponsored rider signings, go karting, face painting and glitter tattoos and the chance to dress up as a speedway rider.
The Monster Energy Rig will be on hand and fans have the chance to buy Raw Speed: three-time world champion Tai Woffinden’s autobiography. There will also be SGP merchandise and programmes for sale.
The action then switches over to the Principality Stadium with gates opening at 15:30 and racing getting underway at 17:00.
If you still need a ticket for today’s Speedway Grand Prize in Cardiff, you can buy tickets from the box office at the WRU store on Westgate Street today (Saturday 21st September) between 9:30am – 5:30pm.
Cardiff fanzone schedule:
- 11:00 – Fanzone opens
- 11:15 – 11:30 Welcome from Dave Hoggart
- 11:30 – 11:50 Freestyle Mountain Bikes Stunt Performance
- 11:30 – 12:00 Photos with the World Championship trophies and Monster Energy Girls at the SGP autograph table
- 11:45 – 12:00 Live music on the main stage from Supernova
- 12:00 – 12:20 Freestyle Mountain Bikes Stunt Performance
- 12:20 – 12:30 Q&A with BT Sport presenters and Charles Wright on the main stage
- 12:30 – 12:45 Live music on the main stage from Supernova
- 12:45 – 13:05 Freestyle Mountain Bikes Stunt Performance
- 13:05 – 13:15 Q&A with special guests Greg Hancock and Jeremy ‘Twitch’ Stenberg
- 13:15 – 13:30 Live music on the main stage from Supernova
- 13:30 – 13:45 Q&A with SGP Academy
- 13:45 – 14:00 Official SGP autograph session (Tai Woffinden, Patryk Dudek and Robert Lambert)
- 14:00 – 14:30 Monster Energy Rig Riot with Monster Energy athletes Greg Hancock, Tai Woffinden and Patryk Dudek
- 14:15 – 14:30 Monster Energy burnout with Tai Woffinden
- 14:15 – 14:45 Photos with the World Championship trophies and Monster Energy Girls at the SGP autograph table
- 14:30 – 14:45 Live music on the main stage from Supernova
- 14:45 – 15:05 Freestyle Mountain Bikes Stunt Performance
- 15:00 – 15:15 Official SGP autograph session (Charles Wright, Chris Harris and Danny King)
- 15:15 – Goodbye from Dave Hoggart
- 15:30 – Fanzone Closes – time to head over to the stadium!
- 15:30 – Gates open
- 16:55 – Opening ceremony begins
- 17:04 – First heat of the 2019 Adrian Flux British FIM Speedway Grand Prix
- 20:00 – Podium and prize-giving ceremony and firework display