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SGP 2018 REVIEW | GERMAN SGP

SpeedwayGP.com takes a look back at the best of the SGP 2018 action. Today, we feature the German SGP in Teterow.

28 / 12 / 2018, 16:00

SpeedwayGP.com takes a look back at the best of the SGP 2018 action. Today, we feature the German SGP in Teterow.

It proved to be the night Great Britain racer Tai Woffinden put one hand on the FIM Speedway Grand Prix trophy.

With Bartosz Zmarzlik just nine points behind with two rounds to race and in the form of his life, the Scunthorpe-born man knew he had a big job to do. And when he won the final ahead of Jason Doyle and Zmarzlik, it was job done as he left the Bergring Arena with a 10-point lead for the final round in Torun.

It was a night when Woffy may have only recorded two race wins. But consistency is key in Speedway GP and the Wroclaw and Indianerna man raced to a single victory and four vital second places in his heats.

That sent him into the semis handily placed on 11 points, and he earned the opportunity to extend his score by finishing second to Jason Doyle in semi-final two.

Zmarzlik, meanwhile, was busy piling on the pressure. After dropping just one point from his opening three rides, he was nicely on track for the semis and two more seconds sent him into the last eight on 12.

He also claimed second place in his semi-final, following home American legend Greg Hancock.

The Gorzow hero will have been keen to close the gap on Woffinden further by finishing ahead of his title rival in the final. But the GB international had other ideas as he topped the podium for his third SGP win of the year, with Zmarzlik making do with third behind Doyle.

It was a solid night for Matej Zagar and Niels-Kristian Iversen, who both racked up 12, while nine points each for Freddie Lindgren and Maciej Janowski kept them deadlocked on 98 points in the battle for bronze.

But it was certainly a defining night in the title race as Woffinden left Zmarzlik with a mammoth task in Torun.

 

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