FIM ICE GLADIATORS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2012 - THE QUALIFIERS
The three qualifying rounds for the newly termed 2012 FIM Ice Speedway Gladiators World Championship have now been completed, and, with only six places being handed to the Russian riders, some new faces will be competing over the next few weeks. A full list of the results from the individual rounds at St Johann, Sanok and Lukhovitsy, along with the final list of confirmed qualifiers and reserves can be accessed by clicking this link to the ISUK forum.
SANOK CUP 2012 - RESULTS NOW IN
A full report of this fantastic (and fantastically cold!) weekend of Ice Speedway will follow up my return from Poland, however, for those of you keen on seeing how Mr Krasnikov secured another Sanok Cup, the full results breakdown is now available on the ISUK forum, by clicking this link.
15 MINUTES WITH..... jOUNI sEPPANEN
Following I.S.U.K's first interview with Dutch starlet, Gerrit Schukken, our next installment
is now available for your enjoyment - take a few moments to find out a little more about Finnish legend, Jouni Seppanen by clicking here.
gamer alert - ICE SPEEDWAY hits the wii & pc
Thanks to the marvelous detective work of our Facebook group members, it has come to the attention of I.S.U.K that a new computer game designed for the Nintendo WII, 3DS and PC by the name of 'Winter Sports 2012' (the latest incarnation of the popular Winter Sports game series) features a section dedicated to Ice Speedway!
It is clear from this YouTube link, that the gameplay is likely to be more 'arcade' than realistic simulation, but, I think most Ice fans will agree, the very fact that it is featured in a mainstream console and PC game presents a major coup for the Sport, and will hopefully serve to generate interest in Ice Speedway from a new generation of Extreme Sports fans.
I.S.U.K understands that Winter Sports 2012 will not be available for purchase until 20th January 2012, but, should the above have been enough to whet your appetite to such an extent, the game can be pre-ordered now at either Amazon or Play.com.
Injury news - antonin klatovsky
ISUK understand that the Czech International rider, Antonin Klatovsky, has unfortunately broken his collarbone during a Swedish training camp in _Arjeplog on Wednesday. ISUK would like to wish Antonin a speedy recovery, and will post any updates on a comeback date as soon as received.
Russian league tables - 11/12/11
The Russian Superleague and Premier League tables have now been added to the Fixtures/Results page. You can view it by clicking here.
Full results breakdowns from Rounds 1 & 2 of both the Superleague and Premier League are also posted on the ISUK forum - you can access them by clicking this link
Amur Cup results (27/11/11)
Congratulations to Pawel Tschajka on winning this curtain raiser to the Ice season (as far as we are aware anyway!) - closer to China than mainland Europe. Full list of results can be found on the Ice Speedway UK forum - click here to access this list.
SANOK CUP 2012 - PRICES ANNOUNCED
The increasingly popular Sanok Cup event for 2012 has now been confirmed as being staged on Sunday 29th January, from 5pm.
Prices present fantastic value for money, with tickets in the main grandstand for adults going for 30 PLN, and students/children just 20 PLN. That is less than £6 and £4 respectively, for an event which usually attracts a field littered with some of Europe's top ice riders.
Furthermore, for the sum of 300 PLN (less than £60!), spectators can purchase the full VIP treatment, including a ticket for both the Sanok Cup and the preceeding preliminary round of the World Championship on Saturday 28th January, free programme, catering, permit to enter the pits, free souvenirs and an invitation to the pre-event riders' party on the Friday.
To obtain more information on this event, simply visit the Sanok Cup website.
MOTO-CLUB ASSEN TO CELEBRATE TWO ANNIVERSARIES WITH TWO BIG EVENTS IN 2012
2012 marks two milestones for Motorclub Assen & Omstrenken
The club, who promote Motor Sport events at the World Famous Dutch TT circuit, and the Annual Ice Racing event at the nearby Stadium De Bonte Wever, celebrates it’s 90th Birthday.
It’s also the 40 years since the club introduced Ice Racing to Holland. They have staged racing every season at the Stadium since 1972, and it is without doubt the most successful weekend’ meeting within the Sport. The members of the club who organise and promote the event are well respected within Ice Racing Circles, and the meetings are popular with both riders and fans.
To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Ice Racing at the track, the club have announced that they will stage two weekends of racing to mark the occasion.
Over the weekend of March 10th/11th 2012, the UEM have named Assen as the venue for the European Championships. This event has rarely been held outside Russia, so it is something of a coup for the club to stage it. The Semi Final will be held on Saturday night, with the Final to be held on Sunday Afternoon.
The following weekend, the FIM World Championship Final 3 will be held on Friday 16th/ Saturday 17th March with both rounds being evening meetings.
Club Secretary Mieke Bremer said, “When we introduced Ice Racing to Assen to mark the Club’s 50th Birthday, many people didn’t think it would last. But here we are, 40 years later and still drawing huge crowds.
“This is a fitting reward for the club. We wanted to mark our 40 years of Ice Racing with something special. I started negotiating with the UEM after our meetings in March. I am pleased to announce that they have agreed to the event being staged here.
“In the week between the European and World Championships, the Ice will be kept up to scratch, but we hope to stage practice sessions, and try-outs for new riders who’d like to become Ice Racers.”
Tickets for both events will be on sale shortly and can be bought in advance from the Club’s website www.ijsspeedway-assen.nl where there are links to the ticket shop in Dutch, German & English