Today at 11 in hotel Bulwar in Torun was a press conference concerning this tournament which will be similar to traditional World Pairs Championships. Guests of One Sport were: president of Torun, Michal Zaleski, Polish legend of speedway Tomasz Gollob and director of communications in Eurosport Polska, Radoslaw Jaworski.
The organizers of the series has reminded about last year success which was the first time after 20 years fans could see rivalry of best pairs in the World. It is worth to remind that in 2013 on Motoarena in Torun tournament “Eurosport Speedway Best Pairs” took place. It was watched in Eurosport by almost 5 million people.
Last year tournament was only prologue of this which we want to organize this year. Rivalry of the best national duos was always very popular among fans and last year proved that this formula has a big potential. Season 2014 will start with a big kick because “Speedway Best Pairs Cup” will be first event with such strong riders this year – says Karol Lejman from One Sport.
In 2014 competition is called “Speedway Best Pairs Cup”. The series consists of three rounds and the first tournament is planned on the 28th of March in Torun. Next riders move to German town Landshut (10. 05.) and the series ends in Esklistuna in Sweden (23. 05.). All rounds of Speedway Best Pairs will be showed live in Eurosport for 71 countries in the whole World including: Asia, Australia and Pacific countries.
We are very pleased with last year's collaboration with One Sport, which is why after the event in 2013, we promised ourselves that we will continue to work. Speedway Best Pairs Cup certainly attract to our beautiful city and has many fans at this time warmly welcome them all. It seems to me that having a contest professor speedway, Tomasz Gollob, we are able to grow all the time, you welcome colleagues from One Sport wish. - Told the conference the Mayor of Toruń, Michal Zaleski.
The formula of a single tournament won’t be changed. There still won’t be draws in heats so that the cooperation with a partner in a pair is on the highest level. Prize pool in SBPC is almost 1 million PLN and in the series the best riders will take part. General classification will be created on a base of scores from particular tournaments – winners get 10 points, 2nd place means 8 points, 3rd – 6 points, 4th – 4 points, 5th – 3 points, 6th – 2 points, 7th – 1 point. The winner of the cup will be a pair which will have the most points in general classification after three tournaments.
Surely interest of Eurosport has had an influence on changing the formula of “Best Pairs” to three tournaments.
Tomasz Gollob assured that the event organized by One Sport is very well received by players and assured about giving it 100% in every tournament. - Speedway Best Pairs Cup is a very interesting formula that appealed to players already in the last year. But I never can say it would be easy, especially when we increase the number of meetings. For us, the speedway riders opportunity to compete with each other is a very interesting idea, which was somewhere once forgotten. I am glad that I am able to race in this type of events and I can assure fans that I will give my all to Poland was again champion.
During the conference we have also found out the nations which will fight for the victory in general classification of the series. They are: Australia, Denmark, Sweden, Poland, Russia, Latvia and Germany. Similarly to last year British federation (BSPA) refused to take part in the series.
Organizers do not hide that affect the growth and expansion of the format of the competition 'Speedway Best Pairs' to three tournaments, had a growing interest in TV Eurosport speedway. Company One Sport has signed a new contract with global station, guaranteeing exclusive message. Broadcasts competition once again will be available in 71 countries of the world.
At this link you can watch a film promoting the Speedway Best Pairs Cup 2014: www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXVCYMiG5V0
Eurosport from the beginning he was very optimistic about the competitions organized by One Sport. Audience tracking speedway surprised us, however, even more positively. We decided to once again trust in colleagues from the Toruń and increase the number of professions. I can assure you that both the Speedway Best Pairs Cup and European Championships Speedway will be like icing on the cake at our station. - Said director of communications Eurosport Poland, Radosław Jaworski.
For more information about the event at the www.speedwaypairs.com
During the conference the ticket prices for the first round of Speedway Best Pairs Championship, which will be held March 28 in Torun. Tickets, which will be on sale from Friday 23 January, will be available in the prices:
Stage I (24.01-21.02):
• blue zone: 39 zł - Normal / 29 zł - reduced
• Green space + yellow: 29 zł - Normal / 19 zł - reduced
• red zone (Main Grandstand): 120 zł
Stage II (22.02-28.03):
• blue zone: 49 zł - Normal / 39 zł - reduced
• Green space + yellow: 39 zł - Normal / 29 zł - reduced
• red zone (Main Grandstand): 150 zł
Meet & Greet Package: 250 zł (no ticket Grandstand)
- The entrance to the car park machines before the competition within the specified time
- Package gadgets
- Competition program
VIP ticket (includes a seat in the main package gadgets and access to the VIP area with catering):
Stage I: 370 zł
Stage II: 400 zł
Schedule: 10 zł
Parking: 10 zł
Tickets will be on sale on the www.eventim.pl and Points of Sale EMPiK, Media Markt and Media Expert throughout the Polish.