How do speedway bikes stop?
Riders can stop the bike by deliberately laying down the bike on the track, and this technique is used to avoid riders who fall in front of pursuing opponents.
Do flat track bikes have brakes?
Flat track bikes have front and rear suspension, and rear brakes. The brakes are what make it completely distinct from speedway, as the brakes allow for a different cornering technique.
What does paid mean in Speedway?
A rider scoring a paid maximum has not been beaten by an opponent, but has finished one or more heats in second place behind a team-mate.
How long do speedway meetings last?
A race lasts approximately 60 seconds on the 300 metre circuit and the sport is the most exciting and breath-taking one minute of action available. The atmosphere builds from the moment the four riders emerge from the Pits lane to the waving of the chequered flag.