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The FIM Speedway Grand Prix is back for 2024 with 11 rounds of thrilling action to come over the course of another nail-biting, high-speed campaign.

With back-to-back titles under his belt, four-time champion Bartosz Zmarzlik will attempt to become the first competitor in SGP history to win three consecutive world titles this year but the rest of the field will be hoping to spring an upset.

Veteran Swedish rider Fredrik Lindgren pushed Zmarzlik all the way in 2023 with the title only being decided in the final heat of the final round in Torun, which will be an encouraging sign for anyone hoping to dethrone the dominant Pole.

This season will see some fresh faces to the rider line-up, as well as familiar venues for the riders to contend with in pursuit of glory…

Where can I watch the 2024 Speedway Grand Prix?

Eurosport and discovery+ will show live coverage of every round of 2024 Speedway Grand Prix action.

Every meeting, including qualifying, will be broadcast in full and will be accessible live-on-demand on discovery+ and Eurosport’s digital platforms.

Eurosport.com will provide live coverage, reaction and video highlights of every single meeting.

Who is competing at the 2024 Speedway Grand Prix?

  • 1. Bartosz Zmarzlik (Poland)
  • 2. Fredrik Lindgren (Sweden)
  • 3. Martin Vaculik (Slovakia)
  • 4. Jack Holder (Australia)
  • 5. Leon Madsen (Denmark)
  • 6. Robert Lambert (Great Britain)
  • 7. Dan Bewley (Great Britain)
  • 8. Jason Doyle (Australia)
  • 9. Tai Woffinden (Great Britain)
  • 10. Mikkel Michelsen (Denmark)
  • 11. Andzejs Lebedevs (Latvia)
  • 12. Kai Huckenbeck (Germany)
  • 13. Dominik Kubera (Poland)
  • 14. Szymon Wozniak (Poland)
  • 15. Jan Kvech (Czech Republic)
  • S1. Max Fricke (Australia)
  • S2. Maciej Janowski (Poland)
  • S3. Kim Nilsson (Sweden)
  • S4. Rasmus Jensen (Denmark)
  • S5. Luke Becker (USA)
  • S6. Dimitri Bergé (France)
  • S7. Mateusz Cierniak (Poland)

Speedway Grand Prix 2024 Calendar

The 2024 Speedway GP season takes place across eight different countries, with mostly familiar tracks and a returning meeting at Landshut in Germany for the first time since 1997.

  • April 27 – FIM Speedway GP of Croatia – Donji Kraljevec
  • May 11 – FIM Speedway GP of Poland – Warsaw
  • May 18 – FIM Speedway GP of Germany – Landshut
  • June 1 – FIM Speedway GP of Czech Republic – Prague
  • June 15 – FIM Speedway GP of Sweden – Malilla
  • June 29 – FIM Speedway GP of Poland – Gorzow
  • August 17 – FIM Speedway GP of Great Britain – Cardiff
  • August 31 – FIM Speedway GP of Poland – Wroclaw
  • September 7 – FIM Speedway GP of Latvia – Riga
  • September 14 – FIM Speedway GP of Denmark – Vojens
  • September 28 – FIM Speedway GP of Poland – Torun

Speedway Grand Prix 2024 format and scoring

Every round will see the 15 permanent riders and one wild card rider race against each other over 20 heats. Every heat will consist of four riders doing four laps of the track.

  • Each rider takes part in five of the 20 heats, with points given out as per the result of each heat.
  • The winning rider in each heat is awarded three race points with two points for second, one for third, and none for last place.
  • The eight riders with the most points at the end of the heats move to two semi-finals, with the top two in each semi then facing off in the final.
  • The winning rider earns 20 championship points with 18 for second, 16 for third and 14 for fourth.
  • The riders who finish third in each semi are awarded 11 or 12 points depending on who scored higher in the heats, and the same applies to the fourth-placed semi-finalists with nine or 10 points awarded.
  • Those remaining riders who don’t reach the semis are then allocated championship points on a sliding scale from 8 down to zero based on their performances in the heats.
  • The rider with the most points at the end of the season is the world champion.
The 2024 Speedway season will be available live and ad-free on discovery+.

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