The competition begins with a 4-kilometer 16-lap qualifying round.
The bikes the British are riding, with input from sports car maker Lotus, have radically different geometry that is supposed to improve air flow.
Of t he teams who covered the most laps throughout the race, the pair who accumulated the most points is declared the winner.
What to watch for: The Sprint can be as much of a test of patience as it is a test of strength, especially in the later rounds, when top riders face off against each other.
Nothing captured the steely determination Azizulhasni possesses better than what transpired at the 2011 Track World Cup in Manchester, Britain.
Valente crashed with 30 laps to go, though she was able to quickly get back on the bike and into the racing mix.