SGB PREMIERSHIP speedway will become a predominantly Monday and Wednesday affair from next season after the sport's British chiefs agreed set race days at the British Speedway Promoters’ Association AGM over the weekend.

For the first time ever, the Premiership will run on only on the set two days, although the Swindon Robins - who were represented by team boss Alun Rossiter and co-promoter Colin Pratt at the meeting in Tenerife, will continue to be considered for a number of Thursday dates due to their stadium commitments.

Promoters have also scrapped the tactical ride for double points and returned the traditional tactical substitute when a team is six points or more behind, the move applying between heats 5-14 excluding heat eight.

The Premiership and Championship team points average has been increased to 42.5 with the Premiership teams permitted one rider of an average of 8.00 or more.

Both Swindon Robins skipper Jason Doyle and Rider of the Year Nick Morris boasted averages over the eight-point mark in 2017, with David Bellego and Tobiasz Musielak also close to that mark.

There will be no promotion or relegation between the two leagues, although the top four from each league will compete in their own league Play-offs.

The regionalised draw for the Knockout Cup has also been made, with Swindon taking on Rye House in the competition, as they did last season.

British Speedway chairman Keith Chapman said: “Both Rob Godfrey (vice chairman) and myself would like to thank all promoters for delivering positive outcomes from the AGM.

“All promoters left the meeting with great enthusiasm towards the 2018 season.”

Robins team boss Rossiter has been confirmed again as the Team GB manager for the next year.