Menu
Card image cap

EKSTRALIGA | UNBEATEN ZMARZLIK LEADS GORZOW INTO FINAL

Bartosz Zmarzlik took his lightening form home to Gorzow, inspiring his team into the PGE Ekstraliga play-off final with a 12-point maximum.

09 / 09 / 2018, 20:26

World Championship challenger Bartosz Zmarzlik took his lightening form home to Gorzow, inspiring his team into the PGE Ekstraliga play-off final with a 12-point maximum on Sunday.

Gorzow triumphed 51-39 over Czestochowa at the Edward Jancarz Stadium to complete a 100-80 aggregate triumph in their semi-final showdown. They now face table-topping Leszno in the title decider after they won 48-42 at home to Wroclaw in their second leg to seal a 96-84 success overall.

Zmarzlik closed the gap on World Championship leader Tai Woffinden to nine points in Slovenia on Saturday. And his trip back from Krsko clearly didn’t dampen his enthusiasm as he went unbeaten in four rides.

He was well backed up by 11 from Krzysztof Kasprzak, Szymon Wozniak’s nine paid 11 and nine from SGP star Martin Vaculik.

Danish ace Leon Madsen impressed for the Lions on 14 paid 15 from six, with Adrian Miedzinski adding 11 paid 12 and Freddie Lindgren scoring five as Czestochowa struggled without concussed Slovenian star Matej Zagar.

Meanwhile in Leszno, a 15-point haul from Maciej Janowski couldn’t keep Wroclaw in the title hunt as a solid Bulls display saw the champions comfortably reach a second straight final.

Piotr Pawlicki led their charge on 10 paid 11, with Emil Sayfutdinov tallying a straight 10. Jaroslaw Hampel and Bartosz Smektala bagged eight.

Woffinden accrued eight for Wroclaw, with Max Fricke and Maksym Drabik grabbing seven paid eight apiece. One huge consolation for the visitors came in the form of Monster Energy FIM Speedway of Nations winner Gleb Chugunov returning from a broken leg to score four paid five.

Leszno and Gorzow now face off for the PGE Ekstraliga championship, with Czestochowa and Wroclaw contesting the bronze-medal play-off. The meetings take place over the next two Sundays.

 

Card image cap

DUDEK COOL AT THE TOP

World Championship leader Patryk Dudek isn’t getting carried away after taking top spot in the World Championship standings in Prague.

Card image cap

KOLODZIEJ’S WINNING MENTALITY

Polish star Janusz Kolodziej buoyed by first-ever FIM Speedway Grand Prix win at ANLAS Czech SGP in Prague.

Card image cap

KOLODZIEJ TAKES MAIDEN SGP WIN IN PRAGUE

Janusz Kolodziej wins the ANLAS Czech Republic FIM Speedway Grand Prix. Leon Madsen comes 2nd with Patryk Dudek 3rd

Card image cap

MADSEN'S PRAGUE EDUCATION

Danish ace Leon Madsen admits his debut appearance in Prague is the chance to gain experience in his quest for World Championship gold.

Card image cap

FINAL FLOURISH FOR LAMBERT?

British champion Robert Lambert hopes to take the next step on his FIM Speedway Grand Prix journey and reach the ANLAS Czech SGP final.

Card image cap

LINDBACK STAYS COOL IN PRAGUE HEAT

Sweden’s Antonio Lindback tops ANLAS Czech Republic FIM Speedway Grand Prix qualifying time charts.

Card image cap

VACULIK’S HOME FROM HOME

Slovakia’s Martin Vaculik eyes Prague glory at ANLAS Czech Republic FIM Speedway Grand Prix on Saturday.

Card image cap

ANLAS CZECH SGP | WHERE TO WATCH

Can’t make the ANLAS Czech SGP? Here are some of the places you can watch Friday's qualifying and Saturday's meeting on TV and online.