FIM Speedway of Nations
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2020 Speedway of Nations
SportMotorcycle speedway
Founded2018
DirectorPhil Morris
MottoNo brakes, no gears, no fear
No. of teams15 national teams
ContinentWorld
Most recent
champion(s)
 Russia
Most titles Russia (3 times)
TV partner(s)BT Sport (UK)
Related
competitions
Speedway Grand Prix
Official website[1]

The Speedway of Nations is an annual speedway event held each year in different countries. The first edition of the competition in the current format took place in 2018, replacing the Speedway World Cup on the international calendar.[1] It was the first time an official FIM international pairs competition was staged since the World Pairs Championship ceased in 1993. Russia are the current champions, having won the tournament in 2018, 2019 and 2020. The 2020 Speedway of Nations only had one completed round, after the first one that was due to be raced was postponed.

Format

Each meeting is staged between seven national teams, with each national team represented by two riders. A third rider, who must be aged 21 years or under, acts as a reserve and can be used at any time. Each pairing rides against each other once. The combined total of each pair will be used to determine the outcome.[2]

Two semi-finals are held in different countries, with the top three teams in each progressing to the final. The final is then staged between the hosts and the six qualified nations. It takes places over two rounds, with the second and third placed nations progressing to the semi-final, which is a single race. The winner of the semi-final faces the first placed nation in the Grand Final. The Grand Final winners are crowned Speedway of Nations champions.

Winners

By season

Further information: List of Speedway of Nations medalists

Year Venue Winners Runner-up 3rd place
2018 Poland Wrocław Russia Russia (45 Pts) United Kingdom Great Britain (46 Pts) Poland Poland (36 Pts)
2019 Russia Tolyatti Russia Russia (45 Pts) Poland Poland (47 Pts) Australia Australia (41 Pts)
2020 Poland Lublin Russia Russia (23 pts) Poland Poland (23 pts) Denmark Denmark (19 pts)
Year Venue Winners Runner-up 3rd place

Medal classification

Pos National Team
Total
1.  Russia 3 - - 3
2.  Poland - 2 1 3
3.  Great Britain - 1 - 1
4.  Australia - - 1 1
5.  Denmark - - 1 1

Rider classification

Pos Rider Team
Total
1. Artem Laguta  Russia 3 - - 3
Emil Sayfutdinov  Russia 3 - - 3
3. Gleb Chugunov  Russia 2 - - 2
4. Evgenii Saidullin  Russia 1 - - 1
5. Bartosz Zmarzlik  Poland - 2 - 2
6. Maksym Drabik  Poland - 1 1 2
Patryk Dudek  Poland - 1 1 2
8. Craig Cook  Great Britain - 1 - 1
Dominik Kubera  Poland - 1 - 1
Robert Lambert  Great Britain - 1 - 1
Tai Woffinden  Great Britain - 1 - 1
Szymon Wozniak  Poland - 1 - 1
13. Marcus Birkemose  Denmark - - 1 1
Jason Doyle  Australia - - 1 1
Max Fricke  Australia - - 1 1
Maciej Janowski  Poland - - 1 1
Jaimon Lidsey  Australia - - 1 1
Leon Madsen  Denmark - - 1 1
Anders Thomsen  Denmark - - 1 1

See also

References

  1. ^ "Breaking News:FIM Speedway of Nations". SGP.com.
  2. ^ "Speedway of Nations draw and calendar". SGP.com.