April 13, 2024
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2024 FIM Women’s Speedway Academy to be held in Germany

2024 FIM Women’s Speedway Academy

The 2024 FIM Women’s Speedway Academy (WSA) will be staged on 20-21 June at Teterow in Germany and will be followed on 22 June by the inaugural FIM Women’s Speedway Gold Trophy competition at the same venue.

Following successful editions at Diedenbergen – Germany in 2022 and Manchester – Great Britain, last year, this will be the third time the WSA has been held. Participants are expected from around the world with a number of overseas riders already confirmed.

Open to riders aged from 12 years of age in the 250cc class and 15 years of age in the 500cc class, those in attendance will receive two days of training and mentoring covering all aspects of the sport from riding technique and race craft through to mental preparation and diet. The 2023 WSA was coached by Phil Morris, the FIM Speedway Grand Prix Race Director, along with multi-time FIM Speedway Grand Prix World Champion Jason Crump from Australia with several of the sport’s famous names scheduled to attend in a coaching capacity this year.

Led by the FIM Track Racing Commission (CCP) and supported by the FIM Women in Motorcycling Commission (CFM) as part of a successful ongoing collaboration, the WSA has been created to promote gender inclusivity in the sport and encourage female participation.

Riders who attended last year included leading British rider Katie Gordon and German star Celina Liebmann along with two-time and reigning FIM Women’s Enduro World Champion and 2024 Dakar Rally Women’s Champion Jane Daniels who was introduced to Speedway through the WSA.

The first edition of the FIM Women’s Speedway Gold Trophy for riders aged sixteen and over on 500cc machines will be held on the Teterow track the following day along with the FIM Speedway Youth World Championship (SGP3) Semi Finals.

Janika Judeika, FIM Women in Motorcycling Commission (CFM) Director, said: “This will be the third consecutive year the FIM Women’s Speedway Academy has been held and it is very encouraging to see it continue to grow and generate more and more excitement and positivity year on year. 

“The FIM’s Women’s Commission is dedicated to promoting inclusivity in motorcycling and events like the WSA provide an open environment in which women can thrive. With this in mind, on behalf of the CFM I would like to thank everyone involved for their continued hard work along with the sponsors who make this event possible.”

Armando Castagna, FIM Track Racing Director, stated: “The ongoing success of the FIM Women’s Speedway Academy is the direct result of the hard work and passion of the team behind it. The FIM Track Racing Commission together with the FIM Women in Motorcycling Commission are extremely proud and are looking forward to welcoming participants from across the globe to Germany for the third edition.

“Each year the WSA grows in importance and I would like to say thank you to everyone involved in the organisation and also to all the women traveling to Teterow for what promises to be a very special occasion.”

For registration and information contact wsa@fim.ch

Words by FIM Communications – Feature Image Taylor Lanning

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