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Speedway's richest race

Published: 29 January 2007

The Speedway Grand Prix promoters are billing the final race at the last round of this year’s World Championship as the richest minute in motorsport.

The meeting will take place at Veltins-Arena, Gelsenkirchen, Germany and the winner will walk away with $100,000, the biggest payout in the history of speedway.

The event on Saturday October 13, 2007 will be the 100th Grand Prix since the Series’ conception in 1995 and the first time world championship speedway has taken place at the venue.

Paul Bellamy of BSI, rights holders of the SGP Series, said: “This is very exciting for Speedway Grand Prix. 

“Not only are we adding another world class venue to the calendar, but to celebrate the milestone of the 100th Grand Prix with the richest first prize in the history of the sport is great for the world championship and will make the final round of the 2007 Series an un-missable event.

To transform the Veltins-Arena into a world championship speedway stadium a specially built track will be constructed, under the eagle-eye of three times world champion and FIM Race Director, Ole Olsen. 

His team already build tracks at the FIM British Speedway Grand Prix at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, and the FIM Dansk Metal Danish Speedway Grand Prix at Parken, Copenhagen.

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