A pre-season competition will take place in Sweden to give Swedish riders practice before the Elit Speedway Sverige starts (hopefully!) on 1 June.
The Garageportexperten Cup will consist of four matches starting next week, 5 May, the day the Bauhaus Liga was supposed to start and will include riders from four of the teams due to take part Sweden’s top league – Kumla, Västervik, Eskilstuna and Gislaved. Whilst Indianerna and Smederna will meet a third team made up of riders from both Västervik and Lejonen.
The Cup will be a three-team competition with a different format and scoring system than usual. There will be 21 heats with the first rider scoring 2 pts, second 1 pts and the third team home taking 0 points. Each rider will race four heats a piece.
Whilst the current restrictions means no fans will be allowed at the venues, the matches will be shown on Sweden’s Sportkanelen owned by C More where the Bauhaus League will also be shown.
Gislaved/ Västervik and Kumla have already announced their team for the first match:
Mattias Thörnblom LEJ (pictured)
Linus Eklöf LEJ
Linus Sundström WSSK
Anton Karlsson WSSK
Casper Henriksson LEJ
Noel Wahlqvist WSSK
Smederna’s probable team will include the club’s Swedish signings:
Date, Venue, Time
4 May, Gislaved, 20.00 hrs
11 May , Eskilstuna, 18.00 hrs
18 May, Västervik, 20.00 hrs
25 May, Kumla, 19.00 hrs