FIM Speedway Grand Prix racing is darn near as big as it gets in Europe in terms of two-wheel motorsports. Packed soccer stadiums with a custom dirt oval track plunked down on the soccer pitch, speedway racers battle wheel-to-wheel, bar-to-bar, and sometimes boot-to-boot at speeds approaching 80 mph, sideways, and with no brakes.
And it’s said that a 500cc Speedway GP bike, which has just one gear, can accelerate to 60 mph faster than an F1 car. So in other words – Whoa.
Monster Energy rookie FIM Speedway GP racer Dan Bewley is enjoying an interesting year to say the least on the world’s premier speedway circuit. From getting the call as a replacement racer for the FIM Speedway World Championship, due to Russian and Belarusian racers at FIM-sanctioned events being ruled ineligible to race because of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, to having his motorcycle – literally – break into two pieces in an epic race crash at the FIM Speedway GP in Prague this past May, Bewley’s for sure in the midst of one heck of a wild freshman ride this year in FIM Speedway GP.
Monster Energy was interested in Bewley’s story and had the chance to catch up with him recently. And here’s what Dan had to say…