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KOLODZIEJ RUES FEELING OF FOURTH

Polish racer Janusz Kolodziej was pleased to pile up the points in Wroclaw, but admitted “fourth position is bad for all riders!”

09 / 08 / 2019, 09:23

Polish racer Janusz Kolodziej was pleased to pile up the points in Wroclaw, but admitted “fourth position is bad for all riders!”

The Leszno star stormed into his second FIM Speedway Grand Prix final of 2019 to surge up to seventh place in the World Championship.

But he was gutted his couldn’t reach the rostrum after Bartosz Zmarzlik triumphed in the final ahead of Martin Vaculik, with Leon Madsen overhauling Kolodziej for third place.

My points were not so bad, but fourth position is bad for all riders! For me it was the same in the last heat. After the meeting, I was angry.

Janusz Kolodziej

While Kolodziej became an SGP winner in Prague two months ago and is enjoying one of the seasons of his life, having also claimed a fourth Polish Championship, he says finishing at the back in an SGP final isn’t a great feeling.

He said: “My points were not so bad, but fourth position is bad for all riders! For me it was the same in the last heat. After the meeting, I was angry.  The whole meeting was not so bad, but the last heat was so bad for me.”

Despite that, Kolodziej enjoyed the Olympic Stadium action and an SGP round many rated as one of the best ever.

He said: “There were many Polish fans in Wroclaw and we had a good atmosphere. There was a lot of passing and I think this was a good meeting for everybody – for the fans, for the GP, for everyone.

“We will see what happens in the next meetings in the GP. I am happy with so many points right now.”

Kolodziej makes only his second SGP appearance at Malilla’s G&B Arena on August 17 – his first since he scored one point in the 2011 Scandinavian SGP.

The Tarnow-born man admits he has little recent experience there and will be watching plenty of racing on TV ahead of next Friday’s free practice and qualifying session.

He said: “We have a week until Malilla and I will work to get a good result. For now I must watch how the racing in Malilla is on TV.

“I haven’t raced there for many years. I don’t remember how many years, but I must watch some races. In practice I will try and test everything – the bikes, myself, the corners, everything.”

 

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