BT Sport has released details of the opening set of fixtures for British speedway later this year.
BT Sport will show the FIM Speedway Grand Prix and Monster Energy FIM Speedway World Cut for a second season, which will see all eight Premiership clubs battle it out for a top four spot.
The channel has secured itself as the home of speedway in the UK, with 34 speedway events broadcast live in 2017, 18 British speedway fixtures live starting with the British final on the 19th June in Manchester, 12 Speedway Grand Prix and 4 Speedway World Cup.
BT Sport’s Natalie Quirk and Suzi Perry will present, and Scott Nicholls will be the analyst for the Speedway Grand Prix and World Cup.
Former British and Commonwealth speedway champion Kevin Tatum will analyse and commentate along with Nigel Pearson.
“This is superb news for speedway fans. We’re thrilled to make BT Sport the home of British speedway," said Simon Green, head of BT Sport.
"We think fans will relish our coverage and we hope BT Sport will be able convert many more viewers into fans of the sport when they see how exciting and exhilarating it is.”
Keith Chapman, chairman of the British Speedway Promoters’ Association, commented, “We’re delighted to welcome BT Sport as our broadcast partners for the 2017 season. They successfully hosted the Grand Prix and World Cup last year and we’re pleased to showcase speedway on the same channel alongside those tournaments.
“This is great news for British TV viewers who will now be able to see regular speedway, both at league and international level. We’re expecting an exciting and entertaining season that will once again show a wider audience what a thrilling spectacle the sport is.”
British speedway is the latest sport to be added to the wide range of motorsport that BT Sport broadcasts, including MotoGP, World Rally Championship and the Indycar Series.