NEWS: HSBC Elite GP Series round one entry now open
The entry for one of Cycle Speedway’s newest and exciting competitions is now open via the British Cycling website.
The HSBC Elite GP series takes place over four rounds for Elite Men and Elite Junior categories, however entry is open to absolutely anybody, of any nationality, wishing to test themselves.
Prize money is up for grabs in each round, with the overall winner being declared by the best three scores from four rounds. It is hoped the top riders in the sport will embrace this new flagship competition, which comes with a high profile sponsor in HSBC bank.
With the 2017 World Championships in Adelaide just around the corner, the series will be perfect preparation for the riders heading down under in November.
Each track hosting a round are expected to deliver a high standard of promotion for the event and sell it, and our sport, to the public, like they would any major final. This will hopefully see healthy crowds at all four venues to witness the best Cycle Speedway has to offer.
Round one takes place at East Park in Wolverhampton and entry is now open via this link: https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/160017/HSBC-UK-|-Cycle-Speedway-Elite-Grand-Prix-Series-1
East Park, Wolverhampton
Great Blakenham, Ipswich
Astley and Tyldesley, Manchester
How does it work?
- Four rounds, one in each region, taking place on Saturdays.
- Placings taken from three best round scores.
- Points of 25, 20, 18, 16. 14, 13, 12, 11, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1 shall be awarded to the first 16-placed riders in each competition in each round. Where there is a tie on match points the league points shall be split equally and allocated to the next highest point.
- Where more than 16 riders from either grade enter, prequalifying shall take place. Where 26 or more riders enter, two semi-finals shall be run.
Cover photo by Graham Robins.