THE Premiership will have a Pairs event for the first time
since 2011 this year.
Top-flight new boys Somerset host the revived meeting on
Friday, March 31. It will be the first of this season’s Major Events series,
the calendar for which has now been announced by the BSPA.
As usual, Somerset will also be the venue for the second
tier Pairs, on the eve of the British Grand Prix at Cardiff in July.
Meanwhile, Peterborough has been confirmed as the venue for
the Championship Fours – although the tournament will revert to being a one-day
affair again, despite the success of last season’s two-day event.
BSPA vice-chairman Rob Godfrey explained: “We were keen to
keep the Fours at Peterborough because it's the traditional home of the event
and it works commercially.
“The Showground is only available for one day and the fact
that there are less teams means we are just doing the one day.
“All ten clubs will be included and I'm sure it will again
be one of the highlights of the season.”
BRITISH SPEEDWAY MAJOR EVENTS
SGBP PAIRS: Somerset, March 31
BRITISH FINAL: Belle Vue, June 19
SGBC PAIRS: Somerset, July 21
SGBC FOURS: Peterborough, August 6
SGBP RIDERS’ CHAMPIONSHIP: Belle Vue, September 16
SGBC RIDERS’ CHAMPIONSHIP: Glasgow, September 24
OTHER NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP DATES
BRITISH UNDER-21 SEMI-FINAL: Peterborough, April 11
BRITISH UNDER-21 FINAL: Poole, April 26
BRITISH SEMI-FINALS: Sheffield, May 4; Newcastle, date TBC