Gladiators Training/Practice days

The Management of Plymouth Gladiators Speedway have announced that fortnightly – Saturday Training/Practice Days will commence as soon as Government / ACU and SCB restrictions are eased sufficiently to allow Practice Sessions to commence.

The Coliseum Arena which has seen a number of major upgrades over the winter; is currently being prepared to be compliant with any Covid 19 related Health and Safety Restrictions that may be required.

Promoter mark Phillips explained:

“We are keen to get Open Practice Sessions started as soon as we are permitted to do so. The Track has been fully prepared and is in fantastic shape, smooth with a nice dirt line.

We have undertaken some Stadium and Pit Area improvements and have the ability to socially distance up to 40 Riders by utilising the Area behind the Back Straight Stand and Tractor Track Entry Gate as a secondary Track Entrance.

We are already preparing all Spectator and Staff interface Areas including the Turnstile, Bar and Refreshment and Track Shop Areas; with Health and Safety compliant protection screens ready for the commencement of Racing with public access, and will be able to ensure that any Riders attending our Practice Days will be safe and properly looked after.

We anticipate that a large number of Riders from the youngest Youth Age Group right up to experienced Professionals; will be keen to take advantage of an opportunity to Practice at Plymouth; as we will be one of the very few available and very easily accessible facilities (direct access from M5 via A38/A30) to be able to offer Track time in the whole South West, Southern England and South Midlands.      

We have designated the following dates for Training and Practice subject to the necessary restrictions being lifted:

Saturday 11th and 25th July

Saturday 8th and 22nd August

Saturday 5th and 19th September

Saturday 3rd and 17th October 

(There is contingency for 13th and 27th June if the circumstances allow but these would be Closed Practice to invited Riders only)

We expect a significant interest so in the first instance we would ask that any Rider / Parent wishing to consider coming to a session to signify their interest via the contact form below, so that we can gauge interest and numbers in total and also in specific age groups and classes.

We will also set a limit on number of Riders (+mechanics) relevant to Guidelines and Regulations at the time that the Training Sessions commence.

Please confirm your name, e-mail and rider class (e.g. Youth/ Professional) and your phone number using the form below.