LIVE POLISH AND SWEDISH SPEEDWAY RETURNING TO PREMIER SPORTS
- 71 live matches in 2021
- Back to back Polish Ekstraliga on Sundays
- Polish Ekstraliga season begins Sunday 4th April
- Swedish Elitserien to be shown in June when season restarts
- Coverage throughout Spring and Summer with Finals last week of September
Speedway roars back into life this April on Premier Sports who today announced a deal to bring 71 live Speedway matches from the PGE Polish Ekstraliga and Swedish Elitserien to UK viewers throughout 2021.
Unia Leszno are looking for an incredible fifth consecutive title and the champions have signed 2017 World Champion Jason Doyle to lead their attack alongside fellow Australian and World Under-21 champion Jaimon Lidsey, Russian superstar Emil Sajfutdinov and home heroes Janusz Kolodziej and Piotr Pawlicki.
The PGE Polish Ekstraliga season begins on April 3rd and Premier Sports will broadcast back to back fixtures on Sunday’s beginning with KS Torún v Zielona Gora and Unia Leszno v Stal Gorzów Wielkopolski. British interest is strong at Sparta Wroclaw who are led by three-time World Champion Tai Woffinden while the highly rated Dan Bewley will hope for an improvement on his debut season in Poland in 2020. New signing Artem Laguta and Gleb Chugunov will also be worth looking out for, as will Grand Prix winner Maciej “Magic” Janowski.
In addition to this, Premier Sports will also begin live coverage of the Bauhaus Ligan with fixtures on Tuesdays and Thursdays once the season begins in June. Last year Masarna took their first League title in 20 years with a defeat of Indianerna in damp conditions in the playoff final, but they will have to defend their title without former Grand Prix winner Antonio Lindback who announced his retirement from the sport during the winter. Lejonen have retained British hero and European Champion Robert Lambert to lead their attack alongside Jarek Hampel and Kacper Woryna. The Gislaved side also have several home grown stars including Oliver Berntzon, Linus Eklof and Mathias Thornblom, plus Casper Henriksson whose father Anders starred for Newport Wasps in the late 1990s.
Over the last number of years, the PGE Polish Ekstraliga and Swedish Elitserien have become the two best leagues in the world, with all the biggest names from the Speedway Grand Prix and international racing flocking to Poland and Sweden to race.
Operations manager of Premier Sports, Richard Webb said, “This is excellent news for a hugely passionate Speedway fanbase in the UK making Premier Sports the go-to place from the best Speedway leagues in the world. We will broadcast a total of 71 live Speedway matches this season which is more matches than we have ever broadcast before!”
Premier Sports is available on Sky (412/429), Virgin TV (551, 552) and online via the Premier Player. FreeSports is available free on Sky HD Channel 422, Virgin TV HD Channel 553, on Channel 64 on Freeview and BT/TalkTalk and online via the FreeSports Player.