GED GIVES FOURS REVAMP THE THUMBS-UP

Friday January 22, 2021
PETERBOROUGH promoter Ged Rathbone believes a revamped Premier League Fours Spectacular Weekend can become one of the highlights of the European speedway calendar.

Rathbone is honoured to be staging the new-and-improved two-day feast of racing at the East of England Showground over the weekend of July 23 and 24.

All 13 Premier League clubs will now be involved in an action-packed weekend which will also feature an individual event alongside the annual battle for Fours glory.

It all adds up to 72 thrilling heats of speedway which Rathbone believes will attract a huge crowd from all corners of the UK and beyond.

He said: “It is an honour to stage an event of this magnitude in just our second season as a promotion.

“It is probably the biggest event in the history of Premier League speedway and it is going to be absolutely fantastic.

“It is something that has never been done before and something I expect to prove hugely popular.

“And hopefully it won’t just appeal to fans of the Premier League clubs involved. A great value weekend away like this may well attract fans from overseas.

“I believe it can become the Glastonbury of speedway – the one event that everyone wants to be at.

“We’re offering three top-quality meetings in the space of two days with plenty more going on besides the racing.”

There will be 36 heats of action on both days with Fours semi-finals taking place on the Saturday.

Twelve teams are to be split into three groups with the top team in each section advancing to a Sunday final which will also include Panthers as hosts.

That will be preceded by a 20-heat individual meeting featuring the top two riders from each of the eliminated teams.

Tickets for the whole weekend and each day will be available along with overnight camping.

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