ON your bikes, get set, go.
This week sees the showpiece event of the British Speedway calendar, as the world's best head to Cardiff for a weekend of high-octane sport.
When is the Speedway British Grand Prix?
THE British GP takes place THIS Saturday, July 21.
It starts at 5pm at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, where there will be 50,000 methanol-mad fans in attendance.
Which TV channel or live stream can I watch it on?
SPEEDWAY organisers report there are still some last minute tickets available.
But be quick, because the crowd of 50,000 is expected to raise the roof on Saturday night for Woffy and Co.
If you can’t make it to Cardiff, the event is live on BT Sport 1 from 4.15pm with an afternoon of speedway documentaries and action throughout.
To stream, head to the BT Sport website or the dedicated app to watch on your tablet, mobile or laptop.
Who is the British track hero?
LOOK no further than tat-splattered Tai Woffinden – the rider leading the 2018 series by 11 points after four of the ten rounds.
Scunthorpe-born Woffy has already won the world title twice in 2013 and 2015 and could become the first Brit in 82 years of world championship speedway to lift the crown three times this year.
What is so special about Wonderful Woffy?
WOFFINDEN is a wizard of balance on two wheels, a pocket rocket on a bike – an edgy what-you-see-is-what you get character.
Although he owns a property in Derbyshire, he is rarely seen racing in this country, racing his league speedway in Poland.
At 27, he’s speedway’s Grand Prix leader of the pack and will receive stunning acclaim from his adoring Brit fans when he takes to the track on Saturday night.
Are there any other Brits to look out for?
IF Woffinden is the Lewis Hamilton of the sport, look out for 20-year old Norfolk-born Robert Lambert making his wild card debut in Cardiff.
This classy and silky smooth youngster has already won national and Euro titles this season and could make a big impact in front of an adoring public on Saturday night.
When was the last time a Brit won a home Grand Prix?
IT is now 11 years since Chris Harris blew the roof off Cardiff’s Principality Stadium.
He famously came through from fourth to first in the final to take the title in 2007.
Who are the biggest threats?
AUSTRALIAN reigning world champion Jason Doyle is due to win a GP after a slow start this series.
But beware of the Polish stars like Maciej “Magic” Janowski – who won the British GP last year along with Bartosz Smarzlik and Patrik Dudek.
These boys are the dangers and will challenge, quite literally, for Pole position on Saturday night.
How dangerous is Speedway?
RIDERS are believed to among the most courageous racing on bikes, with a fixed gear and brakes with no brakes that accelerate from 0-60mph quicker than Lewis Hamilton’s Formula One car.
Speedway races are four riders throwing their bikes into corners for four laps that last over a minute.
The slide-rule precision of racing is at its peak in Grand Prix racing.
How does Grand Prix Speedway work?
THIS Saturday, 16 of the sport’s elite riders line up in the Welsh capital in front of the biggest crowd in Britain.
Each of the 16 riders will have five qualifying races. They will race against each other once in 20 qualifying heats of four riders per race over four laps.
The top eight riders will then go into two semi-final finals and the top two of each semi will qualify for the grand final.
There are ten rounds in speedway’s Grand Prix series in 2018 – from Sweden, Wales, Denmark, Slovenia, the Czech Republic and concludes in Poland at the beginning of October.
ON your bikes, get set, go.