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Speedway bikes have no brakes, just one gear, a clutch and 500cc engines which run on methanol fuel

An Overview of Speedway

Riders race around oval circuits of around 300 metres in length in an anti-clockwise direction. Speedway teams are made up of seven riders in each team. A team manager can decide the riding order of the number 1 to 5 race jackets, the number 6 and 7 race jackets are taken up by the reserves. The reserves are the two lowest averaged riders in the team. Each team will wear its club colours and a home team will wear Red and Blue helmet colours, whilst the away team will wear White and Yellow/Black helmet colours.


  • Very fun and exhilarating
  • Fast paced and competitive


A quick internet search will tell you whether there is a local/regional Speedway facility.



  • Speedway motorcycle
  • Helmet and goggles
  • Gloves
  • Speedway motorcycle suit


10 time Australian Champion Leigh Adams set a record time of 59 seconds on a 342 metres (1,122 ft) track and produced an average speed of 83 km/h (49 mph).

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