Discovery has secured the rights to Speedway GP in Denmark with coverage on Eurosport and the Discovery-owned 6’eren.
Coverage of events including the FIM Speedway of Nations in July and Speedway GP at Vojens in September will be made available on both pay- and free-TV and over the recently launched streaming service Discovery+.
As part of an enhanced fan-first experience, innovative new insights including real-time data such as rider heartbeat, reaction time and trajectory analysis, and added views from 16 pit boxes available to digital viewers.
François Ribeiro, Head of Discovery Sports Events, said: “In addition to broad access to every race, our mission to tell the stories around the world’s best riders will be showcased with even more analysis from the best local experts, added behind-the-scenes content and breaking news throughout the season, forming the ultimate speedway ticket to the most engaging experience ever.”
As well as Speedway GP, under Discovery Sports Events’ new ten-year vision to further grow the sport, the FIM Speedway of Nations (SON) world championship will come to Esbjerg from 27-30 July 2022, the first time it has been staged in Denmark.
In 2022, all speedway categories will be unified under the new SGP brand and offered for localised coverage in Denmark including the SGP series (FIM Speedway Grand Prix), SGP2 (FIM Speedway U21 World Championship) and SGP3 (FIM Speedway U16 World Championship), with a new international entry-level SGP4 set to launch in the coming years. After the reformatted FIM Speedway of Nations (SON) takes place in 2022, next year will see the eagerly anticipated comeback of the FIM Speedway World Cup (SWC), returning to the international calendar for the first time since 2017.