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ONE BETTER FOR BARTEK IN 2019?

Bartosz Zmarzlik admits he’s chasing even more consistency in 2019 after storming to his greatest ever FIM Speedway Grand Prix season.

17 / 10 / 2018, 10:00

New world No.2 Bartosz Zmarzlik admits he’s chasing even more consistency in 2019 after storming to his greatest ever FIM Speedway Grand Prix season.

The Gorzow hero scored double figures in all of the last eight rounds, reaching four finals and winning the Adrian Flux British SGP on his way to second place in the World Championship.

Zmarzlik took the fight for gold all the way to the penultimate race of the season as Tai Woffinden hung on for his third title.

This is the best result of my career and I really feel happy. I want to do a little bit better over the season next year and we will see what happens.

Bartosz Zmarzlik

But there’s no doubt Zmarzlik rues the four-point haul he scored in round two of the series in Prague as he finished just 10 short of the British star.

So the 23-year-old is keen to find even more consistency as he bids to build on a sensational season next year.

He said: “Second place in the world is not so bad. My start to the season in the GP was so very, very hard. I was a little bit unlucky and had a little bit of a problem with the setup on the bike. But now I am second in the world and I am really happy.

“It was an unbelievable night for me in Torun. This is the best result of my career and I really feel happy. I want to do a little bit better over the season next year and we will see what happens.”

Asked what he did differently last winter to surge from fifth to second in the standings, Zmarzlik admitted: “Maybe not too much, but I had a little bit more focus on the bike setup and the engines.”

It clearly paid off and Zmarzlik is keen to ensure man and machines are in tip-top condition for SGP 2019.

He said: “I will prepare everything well before next season and I think my bikes and everything will stay the same as now.”

 

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