BT TO COVER THE PREMIERSHIP
BRITISH Speedway will roar into an exciting new era with live coverage on BT Sport this year.
All eight Premiership clubs will feature in a sizzling summer of action on the channel, which will also be showing the FIM Speedway Grand Prix and Monster Energy FIM Speedway World Cup for a second season.
The move means BT Sport is the new home of speedway on British TV – and fans are in for a treat.
Keith Chapman, Chairman of the British Speedway Promoters’ Association, said: “We are delighted to welcome BT Sport as our broadcast partners for the 2017 season.
“They have successfully hosted both the Grand Prix and World Cup last year and we are pleased to showcase our sport alongside those tournaments on the same channel.
“We also believe this is good news for British viewers who can now see regular speedway, both at league and international level, on the same platform.
“We sincerely hope we have an exciting and entertaining season and once again show the wider audience what a thrilling spectacle the sport is.”
Terry Russell, of Go Speed International Ltd who negotiated the new deal, said: “Our thanks go to BT Sport for welcoming British Speedway into their stable of sport.
“We are extremely pleased British Speedway has a home on TV and of course it sits very nicely alongside the GP and World Cup. It’s good news for the sport in general and I’m sure our fans will enjoy the coverage BT Sport provide.
“There will be 18 shows throughout the summer and into the autumn, including the play-offs which always provide great drama and TV entertainment.
“We are also working hard with the clubs to make every TV meeting an exciting event, to promote it hard and make it work for everyone.
“These are exciting times and we look forward to working with BT Sport.”
Final Standings (champions to be determined via play-offs)