Bandits wait on qualifiers for FIM event

editorial image

Berwick are preparing to stage their biggest meeting of the season next month - the FIM World Championship Grand Prix Qualifier.

The event will be staged at Shielfield on Saturday, June 7 for the second time - it was last held at the stadium in 2012. But the line-up for the meeting has yet to be concluded.

“We are awaiting the nominations - one rider each from Austria, Hungary and Slovenia,” said Berwick promoter Ryan Anderson.

“The two Danish representatives will not be known until after their domestic pre-qualifier on May 15, and Poland has also decided to pre-qualify their riders, and will stage a race-off on May 18.”

When known, the final names will be added to those of the already-nominated Chris Harris and Craig Cook (Great Britain), Australia’s Jason Doyle and Josh Grajczonek, Glasgow skipper Theo Pipjer and Mattieu Tresarrieu from France, Germany’s Tobias Kroner. Linis Sundstrom (Sweden) and Tomasz Suchanek of the Czech Republic.

Official practice will be at 12.30pm on June 7th, and while it has not yet been approved by the FIM that fans will be allowed in (in the past they have, making a donation to the Speedway Riders Benevolent Fund or a similar good cause) it is hoped this will be an open session.