June 24, 2024
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2024 Swedish Champion will line up in the FIM Speedway GP of Sweden

This year’s Swedish Championship winner will be guaranteed a place in the FIM Speedway GP of Sweden – Malilla on June 15.

The national champion will be crowned at the Swedish Final in Vastervik on Tuesday, May 28.

The winner – or the runner-up if Speedway GP regular and world No.2 Fredrik Lindgren tops the podium – will take their place in the famous No.16 wild card race jacket at Malilla’s Skrotfrag Arena.

The FIM Swedish Speedway GP is the climax of a huge weekend of FIM Speedway World Championships action as the sport’s next generation of stars also take to the track in Malilla.

The 2024 FIM Speedway Under-21 World Championship gets underway with the FIM SGP2 of Sweden – Malilla on Friday, June 14.

And the brand-new FIM Speedway Youth World Cup (SGP4) returns to the Malilla training track on Saturday afternoon, featuring the sport’s brightest talents aged 11-13, racing on the 190cc SGP4 bike designed by six-time FIM Speedway world champion Tony Rickardsson.

2023 Malilla wild card Jacob Thorssell leads the way. PHOTO: Marcin Karczewski

Last season’s Swedish Final saw two-time national champion Jacob Thorssell finish second to Lindgren, booking his place in Malilla, where he scored a promising six championship points.

The Vastervik rider will be keen to make the most of home advantage in the Swedish Final to punch his ticket for the FIM Swedish Speedway GP, while the likes of former Speedway GP stars Oliver Berntzon, Kim Nilsson and Antonio Lindback could also be among the title contenders.

Mikael Karlsson, track racing sports manager for Swedish governing body SVEMO, is pleased that the Malilla wild card will be up for grabs at the Swedish Final.

He said: “Becoming Swedish champion is a huge honour, and having the chance to become FIM Swedish Speedway GP wild card only raises the stakes for a huge night of racing.

“We were pleased to see Fredrik Lindgren deliver his best-ever Speedway GP season in 2023 as he brought home the silver medal, and it will be great to see a second Swede on track in Malilla on June 15.

“It’s a golden opportunity for whoever joins Fredrik in the line-up that night to show what they can do on the Speedway GP stage.”

Tickets for the FIM Speedway GP of Sweden – Malilla on Saturday, June 15, with free admission to the SGP4 event in the afternoon, are available online.

FIM SGP2 of Sweden – Malilla tickets for Friday, June 14 are also available for purchase – save 50 percent on Friday’s event if you book both Speedway GP and SGP2 tickets at the same time.

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Words by SpeedwayGP – Feature Image courtesy of Jarek Pabijan

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