What Is Fim Speedway? [Updated!]

Fim is an abbreviation for “finalmente” — finally. Fim means the end. But what is Fim speedway?

Fim speedway is an international racing series that started way back in 1911. The name Fim comes from the series’ first event, which was held in Finland. The word speedway comes from motor speed racing on circuits designed like speedways. Today, Fim speedway consists of 12 rounds across Europe and Russia. The calendar is packed with races during the winter and summer. Fans travel from all over the world to see the action live. There are three classes of vehicles in the championship—Single seater, Sidecar, and Team trucks. The racing season starts early and ends late, so be sure to mark your calendars for the next one!

Where Can I Follow the Fim 2019 Championship?

If you’re interested in following the 2019 Fim Speedway Championship, you can find all of the race results online through the fimracing.com website. You can also find live streaming video coverage of the championship on YouTube and Facebook.

You can follow the Fim Sidecar Championship through a similar route with the fimsidcars.com website. This series also has a YouTube channel, where you can find all of the race results and live videos. Finally, the Fim Nations Cup will be streamed on the fimracing.com website.

All three of these websites have full schedules of events—a week ahead should be enough to follow the action.

What Is The Nature of The Fim Speedway Championship?

The Fim Speedway Championship is set over 12 rounds, scheduled between October and April. There are three classes—Single seater, Sidecar, and Team trucks—and a Nations Cup, for which the season starts in October and ends in April.

The teams race against each other in qualifying sessions, with the top 16 advancing to the races. The races are usually two laps (sessions), with races generally lasting around 30 minutes. The racing is intense and sometimes unpredictable. Drivers have to manage both speed and weariness to finish in the top places. Overtaking is extremely difficult because of the high speeds reached by the cars and the fact that the drivers often have to line up side-by-side. Because of this, foul play is common and can occasionally cause serious injury to competitors.

What Is The Structure Of Fim Speedway?

Fim Speedway has three distinct stages—Qualifying, Race, and Post-Race.

Qualifying is used to determine the starting grid for the races. It takes place a week or so before the first race of the season, giving teams time to find the fastest possible lap and set up for the coming races. During this stage, teams may test new strategies and make any necessary adjustments to their cars before the season starts. The teams with the highest average speed across the three qualifying sessions are declared as the fastest and are seeded accordingly in the first race. Any team that finishes in the top 8 at the end of the first race is automatically qualified for the next race.

The race stage is the part of the championship that fans come back for every year. During this stage, the teams race against each other—with some races being two laps and others single laps—and the fastest team at the end of the race wins. The teams that finish in the top 8 of the first race are back in action for the second race, with the fastest team from the previous race retaining its start position. The teams that finish in the top 8 at the end of the second race are then entered into a knockout tournament, with the winner being crowned champion at the end of the season.

The post-race stage is where teams can evaluate and change their cars as needed. They also give their riders a chance to rest and refuel before heading back out on the road again. The team with the highest number of victories at the end of the season is crowned champion. Some teams also hold events at the end of the season, such as bike shows and driving tests, which allow young people and enthusiasts to get behind the wheel of a real racing car and experience what it’s like to compete at this high level.

When Is The Next Fim Speedway Championship Race?

The next speedway championship race is scheduled for October 9th, 2019. You can find all of the relevant information on the fimracing.com website. This year’s season finale will be held in Prague, Czech Republic. There will be live updates on this year’s championship on Twitter—be sure to follow @fimspeedway and use the #fim19 to enter the conversation.

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