The 2021 Speedway season is around the corner and it’s set to be another incredible year, and Monster Energy is going to be at the forefront of the sport once again with some huge names added to our roster.
Just like every sport, 2020 challenged Speedway in a big way but we were still treated to an eight-round series of thrills and spills at GP level, with Polish shredder Bartek Zmarzlik clinching title #2 ahead of our man Tai Woffinden.
So, what of ’21?
For starters, the FIM Speedway Grand Prix Series presented by Monster Energy is back with 10 rounds spanning seven countries and running from May to October, with the opening round headed to Teterow, Germany on May 22.
We have seen some of our guys produce some awesome results over the years, from Chris Holder shocking the world to secure gold back in 2012 to Greg Hancock bringing his fourth championship home in 2016, it’s been a helluva ride so far and we are fired up for 2021 with some unbelievable talent joining the ranks.
The first man should need no introduction. He’s been dining at Speedway’s top table for over a decade, forging a reputation as one of the hardest-charging, most dedicated and exciting riders on the world scene, and like a fine wine, he’s getting better with age.
Swedish superstar Freddie Lindgren is a man on a mission, and he’s going to be rockin’ the M-claw this year as he joins Tai Woffinden in representing the brand in the Speedway GP series.
Freddie’s been pushing for the big medals for the last few seasons and he’s registered three consecutive top-four finishes, but you get the feeling there is still even more to come from the man with the most appropriate nickname in the sport; ‘Fast Freddie’.
Out of last year’s eight GP rounds, Freddie qualified for the grand final in six of them and he heads into 2021 fitter, stronger, faster and more determined than he’s ever been.
Next up is a young man with a huge, huge future ahead of him and world title already in his back pocket.
Mildura, a small city in Victoria, Australia is the birth-place to some of the best Speedway riders to ever zip up and Jaimon Lidsey has all the potential to follow in their footsteps.
At 22, he has already stormed the world scene – from piling the points up in the Polish domestic leagues to winning the World Under-21 Championship title in Czech Republic last year – he has already shown that he is going to be a serious force to be reckoned with.
Not many teenagers decide to pack their bags and leave home to embark on a journey to the other side of the world, but that’s exactly what Jaimon did back in 2018 where he headed to Poland to learn the ropes and kick off his professional speedway career, and man did it pay off.
He was quickly identified as a star of the future and taken under the wing of the Leszno Bulls team – the most successful Polish team in the country – and the Australian national set-up knew they had to bring him into the fold too, which has given him the perfect education.In 2021, Jaimon will continue to lay the foundations for his top-level career by racing across Europe’s biggest domestic leagues, while he’s also listed as the second reserve for the SGP Series.