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Long Track Speedway

Long Track Motorcycle speedway (often just called Longtrack) is a version of motorcycle speedway, with the races taking place on longer tracks (ranging from 800 to 1000 metres) and racing at much higher speeds.

Compared to regular motorcycle speedway, the bikes used for long track are slightly larger and has a two-speed gearbox (speedway bikes have one speed). Long track speedway races usually consist of six riders.

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The sport is popular in Germany, and the majority of long track speedway tracks are to be found there. There are events held around there world, where there are no specific long tracks, the races are usually held on ½ Mile or 1 km long Harness Racing or Showground tracks.

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