Most people love sports and the availability of different types of sports makes it easier for different people to find something they truly love. Speedway is one of those sports that have been around for ages starting from the early 1990s. Specifically designed for motorcycles, this sport will keep your heart racing as you enjoy every bit of it. It involves a competition between several people, not less than 4 and not more than 6. The sport is set on laps that the cycles go through in an anticlockwise and oval manner.
Given the challenges of this sport, the motorcycles used are made specifically for this purpose. Unlike others, they lack brakes and are fitted with only one gear. The tracks are also made with crushed rocks and dirt ensuring there is room for the Cyclers to easily slide through where there are bends. Considering the nature of this sport, the safety of both the motorcycles and the tracks are enhanced with the tracks being regulated by the federation international de Motocyclisme. This body ensures that the tracks are the correct size and are built according to the standards expected.
Like the tracks, the motorcycles also have to meet specified standards before they can be allowed to compete. They not only have to lack brakes, but they also have to use methanol only as fuel and should not be fitted with multiple gears. As such, these motorcycles use a clutch to start and the engine together with sprockets to change gears. Methanol is allowed as the only fuel in order to give the engines the power to gain speeds. This is because other types of fuel lack the ability to be compressed in order to provide much-needed engine power.
From its formation, this sport has seen some major changes including the formation of the regulating body that ensures the safety of both the fans and the participants. It has become more fun to watch resulting in a larger group of spectators. This has been mostly attributed to the easy accessibility of information pertaining to the sport making it easier for people to find more information and also to bet on the speedway. Accessing upcoming matches is now easy on online platforms increasing the convenience with which one can follow the races.
Some of the upcoming events to look forward to in the month of may include Birmingham vs. Eastbourne race, Somerset vs. Poole and Poole vs. Belle Vue. These will take place on the 1st and 2nd respectively. On the 3rd of May, Edinburg will be racing against Berwick while Glasgow will go against Newcastle. Redcar and Scunthorpe will also meet on the same but the 4th of May will have a race between Leicester and Eastbourne. These are the races give the best odds to look forward to for those who want to bet on a speedway. Given the ability of each team, these races promise to be very entertaining.
Other rules that must be met regarding the making of these motorcycles include installing plastics that don’t shutter, having a dirt reflector, having a silencer, having guards on all the engine parts that can move. Parts of the motorcycle fitted with ceramic material must also be coated. All these ensure that the motorcycle remains safe yet still perform as expected.