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The British Speedway Promoters Association (BSPA) have released the fixture dates for all 3 major UK speedway leagues, meaning Wightlink Warrior fans can now start planning for their regular summer speedway fix.

After the club’s Press and Practice Day at Smallbrook Stadium in Ryde on Saturday 28th March, the new season proper – the 5th under the Bishop/Widman banner – will open up on Thursday 9th April with the first of 3 qualifying rounds of the British Under 21 Championship. Some of the country’s up and coming stars will gather on the Island looking to amass sufficient points to progress to the age group final to be held at Redcar in May.

The second fixture will feature The Vince Mapley Memorial Trophy on Thursday 16th April and thereafter the Warriors will be seen in National Development League, National Trophy and Knock Out Cup action all supplemented by additional meetings that are likely to include amongst others a Formula 2 night, best pair’s competition, handicap racing and hopefully another ‘NICE challenge’ where all riders compete on standardised equipment.

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After the Press and Practice Day, there will be a ‘Meet The Riders’ evening in the Premier Lounge at Smallbrook Stadium that is open to all.

The date for the prestigious National Development League Pairs Championship will be advised in due course. The Wizard’s fixtures will also be announced in due course.

The full fixture list is shown below with the usual proviso that some alterations are possible during the course of the season and supporters are recommended to check the Warriors website for updates:


Saturday 28th – Home – Press & Practice Day

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Thursday 9th – Home – British Under 21 Qualifying Round
Thursday 16th – Home – Vince Mapley Memorial Trophy
Thursday 23rd – Home – Reserved (to be used in case of rain off)
Thursday 30th- Home – Plymouth (National Development League)


Friday 1st – Away – Plymouth (National Development League)
Thursday 7th – Home – Leicester (Knock Out Cup)
Sunday 10th – Away – Leicester (Knock Out Cup)
Wednesday 20th – Away – Kent (National Development League)
Thursday 21st – Home – Newcastle (National Trophy)
Thursday 28th – Home – Reserved
Sunday 31st – Away – Mildenhall (National Trophy)


Thursday 4th – Home – Belle Vue (National Development League)
Thursday 18th – Home – Reserved
Thursday 25th – Home – Armadale (National Development League)
Friday 26th – Away – Plymouth (National Trophy)


Thursday 2nd – Home – Reserved
Sunday 5th – Away – Mildenhall (National Development League)
Thursday 9th – Home – Mildenhall (National Trophy)
Monday 13th – Away – Belle Vue (National Development League)
Thursday 16th – Home – Reserved
Thursday 25th – Home – Reserved
Sunday 26th – Away – Newcastle (National Trophy)
Thursday 30th – Home – Plymouth (National Trophy)


Thursday 6th – Home – Reserved
Thursday 13th – Home – Leicester (National Development League)
Saturday 15th – Away – Leicester (National Development League)
Thursday 20th – Home – Mildenhall (National Development League)
Tuesday 25th – Home – Reserved
Thursday 27th – Home – Reserved
Monday 31st – Away – NDL Fours (at Plymouth)


Thursday 3rd        Home        Kent (national Development League)
Thursday 10th      Home         Reserved
Friday 11th           Away         Armadale (National Development League)
Sunday 13th         Away         NDL Riders Championship at Mildenhall


TBC – Home – NDL Pairs Championship


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