GREAT BRITAIN boss Olly Allen admits he is delighted that Manchester will host the 2024 FIM Speedway of Nations.

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The National Speedway Stadium will be the venue for the prestigious event from July 9 to 13 as GB bid to regain the title.

GB were crowned World Champions for the first time in 32 years in Manchester at the NSS in late 2021 in dramatic style.

Allen said: “There’s little doubt that the National Speedway Stadium is a fantastic venue for racing.

“We will obviously want to regain our Speedway of Nations title. It was a special night in Manchester in late 2021.

“Since then we have produced two silvers which is a great achievement but equally we really only want gold.

“We missed out on retaining the Speedway of Nations in Denmark in 2022 and then suffered the frustration of silver in the World Cup in Poland earlier this year.

“That feeling will serve as motivation for the Speedway of Nations on home soil.

“Our record over the past five years has been very consistent with three silvers and one gold in the major senior tournaments. We obviously want that to continue.

“We will have another very strong team and it’s sure to be another amazing event.”

The return of the FIM Speedway of Nations to Manchester sees four events take place over five nights, with Semi-Final 1 on Tuesday, July 9 and Semi-Final 2 on Wednesday, July 10.

After a day’s break, the sport’s top under-21 teams compete in the FIM Speedway of Nations – SON2 showdown on Friday, July 12, before the 2024 world team champions are crowned in the FIM SON Final on Saturday, July 13.

Great Britain’s Under-21 team will also be aiming for a more successful SON2 after a tough final earlier this year in Latvia.

Allen added: “It’s a fabulous opportunity for the next generation to make a name for themselves just as Tom Brennan has done over the past few years.

“This should give every young rider in the UK the motivation to fight for a team place in Manchester in July.”

Grand Prix star Dan Bewley picked up his first gold medal when GB grabbed glory against Poland in the final two years ago.

He said: “It was pretty frustrating to miss out on winning the World Cup this year.

“I think anytime you put your country kevlars on is pretty cool. I’ll look forward to the Speedway of Nations next season, especially at Belle Vue.”