JANOWSKI: UP FOR THE CHALLENGE
Polish star Maciej Janowski insisted “nobody said it would be easy” as he bids to tighten his grip on third place in Teterow.
14 / 09 / 2018, 12:57
Polish star Maciej Janowski insisted “nobody said it would be easy” as he bids to bounce back from his AZTORIN Slovenian SGP semi-final exit and tighten his grip on third place in Teterow.
Magic goes into the German SGP on September 22 tied on 89 points with Freddie Lindgren in fourth. The pair are 10 short of Bartosz Zmarzlik in second and 19 away from leader Tai Woffinden.
We’re ready for this battle. We only have the last two rounds and I hope we can have some good racing tracks. I am ready for the next one.
Despite world No.2 Patryk Dudek in fifth suffering a potentially season-ending broken arm in Sweden on Tuesday, Greg Hancock in sixth is just eight behind in the battle for bronze and Janowski knows there is work to do.
An early engine failure saw him pull up on the last turn while leading heat two in Krsko last Saturday, costing Magic three vital points on a night he tallied 10. But he’s ready to battle for what be his first World Championship medal.
“Nobody said it would be easy,” he said. “We’re ready for this battle. We only have the last two rounds and I hope we can have some good racing tracks. I am ready for the next one.”
Reflecting on his AZTORIN Slovenian SGP, Janowski added: “I was unlucky in the first heat. After that, I had to change bike and actually my second bike worked very well. But it was not enough to pick a good gate for the semi. It was not bad, but not very good.
“On this kind of track, you need to have luck with everything. You need to be quick from the start and have a little bit of luck with the gate draw because the gates change so much.
“There was so much loose material and it was really hard to make good starts. It was hard to relax a little bit on the bike. It was hard to produce good racing when you’re fighting with the bike.”