Norfolk takes centre stage again as Speedway World Cup returns to King’s Lynn

Event 2 of the Speedway World Cup at the Norfolk Arena in 2011 - The crowds at Saddlebow Road. Pictu

Event 2 of the Speedway World Cup at the Norfolk Arena in 2011 - The crowds at Saddlebow Road. Picture: Matthew Usher. - Credit: Matthew Usher

The eyes of the speedway world will be on Norfolk once again this evening when the World Cup returns to King's Lynn.

About 5,000 fans are expected at the 'semi-final' event which is being held at the Norfolk Arena for the fourth year in a row.

Holders Denmark, Sweden, USA and hosts Great Britain will go head-to-head on the famous Saddlebow Road shale. And Lynn speedway chief Buster Chapman can't wait for it.

He said: 'I'm always excited and proud. But I think it's more than just Lynn. It does put Norfolk on the map and shows it off to other people again.

'I think is the best four teams we've had here at once and they'll all be going for it. Every one has been brilliant but I believe this could be the exceptional one.'


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The meeting will be screened live on Eurosport with more television coverage being given to arguably the country's best tracks. Lynn's Niels-Kristian Iversen will be in action for the Danes while American legend Greg Hancock will make a rare appearance on these shores.

'For me, to see Greg ride at Lynn will be amazing. You don't just have to be a speedway fan to enjoy tonight. Just come and soak up the atmosphere,' added Chapman.

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