Start of speedway season delayed
Start of speedway season delayed

The current measures put in place to deal with the Coronavirus crisis which are affecting all sports across the UK and indeed beyond have, as was sadly inevitable, forced a delay to the start (due next month) of the Kent TouchTec Kings’ season. 

The Speedway authorities issued the following statement following an emergency meeting of the Management Committee this morning (Tuesday 17th. March),

“British Speedway’s new season has been suspended with immediate effect.The decision has been taken in line with other sports following the latest update from the Government on the Coronavirus crisis.

“This suspension will be reviewed on April 15 and the situation will be monitored by the British Speedway Promoters’ Association [BSPA] and Speedway Control Bureau [SCB] on a daily basis between now and then.”

Kent co-promoter Len Silver who has been involved in the sport as in turn a rider, manager and promoter since the 1950s commented on the utterly unprecedented circumstances:

“The sport has never encountered anything like this, even during the Second World War. All involved with Kent Speedway and at Central Park Stadium pray that everyone can stay safe and get through these critical times. The situation regarding the suspension of racing will be constantly monitored.”